The Bubble Factory has upped three of its executives in feature film, music and consumer products. Gerard Bocaccio has been upped to senior VP of creative affairs; Andrew R. Stephanopoulos was promoted to VP, A&R, at the Track Factory, the music division of the Bubble Factory; and L. Spencer Humphrey has been upped to VP of consumer products and promotions.
Bocaccio was the company’s first hire and has played a significant role in the first slate of films, including the Tim Allen starrer “For Richer or Poorer,” which goes before the cameras in April. He has been with the company since July 1995. He is also working on several other projects, including:
the thriller “Shimane” about a low-tech bounty hunter in a high-tech world that is in development with Bill Pullman attached;
“Paul Bunyan,” to which Ken Kwapis is attached;
“Thou Shalt Not,” about one man’s attempt to not break all of the 10 commandments, which Melanie Mayron plans to direct;
and “A Fall of Moondust,” based on the sci-fi novel by Arthur C. Clarke, which Rod Holcomb is on board to direct.
Stephanopoulos joined the company in November 1995 as product manager and over the past year has worked on the soundtrack for “Flipper,” the Bette Midler-starring “That Old Feeling,” “The Pest,” “McHale’s Navy,” “Stinkers” and “A Simple Wish.”
Humphrey has headed the company’s consumer products area, having moved over to the company in 1995 from Mouse Works, the inhouse publishing division of Walt Disney Publishing.