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Village Roadshow Hires Bonni Lee, former Geffen Pictures President

Village Roadshow Pictures has named veteran executive Bonni Lee as senior VP of production.

Lee, who has worked for David Geffen and Robert Redford, will report to cchairman and CEO Bruce Berman.

“It is our great fortune to have someone like Bonni, a unique talent with impeccable taste and an enviable track record to match,” Berman said. “Her creative insight and depth of experience will be invaluable in shaping our business approach.”

Lee previously developed TV and feature films through her company Mighty Hula Pictures with a production deal at Dreamworks.

Prior to that, she was president of David Geffen’s Geffen Pictures, overseeing “M. Butterfly,” “Interview with the Vampire” and “Michael Collins,” and president of Redford’s Wildwood Entertainment, overseeing “Incident at Oglala” and “A River Runs Through It.”

She also worked as VP at Warner Bros.’ feature division where she brought on Tim Burton to direct “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” and worked closely with Burton on “Beetlejuice” and “Batman.” She was also an executive on “The Accidental Tourist,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “In Country.”

 

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