LAUREN LLOYD, the executive in charge of Ridley Scott’s “White Squall” and Francis Ford Coppola’s Robin Williams starrer “Jack,” has been upped to senior VP of production for Hollywood Pictures.
The move rounds out the ranks at the studio banner, which now include exec VP Charles Hirschhorn and senior VP Mike Stenson, who were promoted earlier this year. The only other production VP, Chip Diggins, is leaving to join Barry Levinson’s Baltimore Pictures at Warner Bros.
Lloyd joined Hollywood Pictures as VP of production a year and a half ago under the previous regime, headed by Ricardo Mestres.
Lloyd has also served as the liaison between Cinergi and Hollywood Pictures, specifically on the Sylvester Stallone starrer “Judge Dredd,” Roland Joffe’s “The Scarlet Letter,” starring Moore, and the Alan Parker-directed “Evita,” which will star Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
LUCIA LUDOVICO has been promoted to executive vice president, creative advertising, for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures. She will report to the president of worldwide marketing, Arthur I. Cohen.
Ludovico will continue to be responsible for all motion picture-related creative advertising, print, as well as oversee the entire print department of Paramount’s in-house ad agency, 5555 Communications.
Looking to expand community outreach programs and diversify its work force, Sony Pictures Entertainment has upped JEFF WALLACE to veepee of corporate human resources and diversity.
Wallace, based on the Culver City SPE lot, will continue to expand overall recruitment, hiring and other human resource responsibilities.
Wallace has been a director of corporate diversity since 1991, when he joined SPE. He was responsible for creating a corporate diversity training program, sponsoring several minority and women vendor purchasing fairs, starting the Minority Writer’s Intern Program and, most recently, the Minority and Women’s Craft Intern Training Program with Sony Pictures’ TV group.
Meg Ryan and KATHRYN GALAN will split as producing partners in their Prufrock Pictures when their first-look deal at 20th Century Fox expires in September. The two have been partnered since October 1993.
The split was said to be amicable, with the two planning to stay partnered on a number of projects in development at their company, formerly known as Fandango Films.