Kaufman taps Lynn-Nash

Exec to co-produce 'Jewel,' 'Fields'

Helene Lynn-Nash, who most recently worked at Craig Anderson Prods., has joined the Kaufman Co. as VP of creative affairs.

In her new position, Lynn-Nash will oversee development activities for the production company, which has a first-look deal with Citadel Entertainment, a division of Alliance Atlantis.

Her appointment will enable company prexy Paul Kaufman to further concentrate on his directing career. Greg Tilson will continue to work as director of development.

As part of Lynn-Nash’s deal, she will serve as co-exec producer on the films she develops. Her first such project is “Jewel,” which is being developed at CBS from the bestselling book of the same title.

The Kaufman Co. is set to produce the cable feature “Run the Wild Fields,” starring Joanne Whalley and directed by Kaufman, this spring for Showtime.

Lynn-Nash most recently served as VP of development at Craig Anderson Prods. for three years. She oversaw the development of several telefilms and miniseries including “A Step Toward Tomorrow,” starring Christopher Reeves; “The Staircase,” starring Barbara Hershey; and “True Women” with Dana Delany.

Prior to joining Craig Anderson Prods., Lynn-Nash worked at Lorimar Television for five years developing telefilms and miniseries. Previously, she developed and produced the telefilms “Mafia Princess” and “Fatal Judgment.”