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Col ups duo to prod’n posts

Giannetti, Richman rise to senior veep

Andrea Giannetti and Carrie Richman have each been promoted to senior VP of production at Columbia Pictures.

In their new posts, Giannetti and Richman will continue to acquire new material for the studio and analyze and develop feature film projects, reporting directly to studio chairman Amy Pascal.

“I am delighted to reward both Andrea’s and Carrie’s hard work and commitment to the studio with these promotions,” said Pascal. “They are both talented executives with impeccable taste, and I have every confidence that they will continue to bring in top- notch projects.”

Prod’n supervision

Giannetti is overseeing the production of “Saving Silverman,” starring Jason Biggs, and is working on the production of “A Knight’s Tale,” starring Heath Ledger and directed by Brian Helgeland, and “All That Glitters,” featuring Mariah Carey. Future projects in development include the comedy “The Scared Guys” and a live-action version of “Peter Pan.”

Giannetti joined Columbia Television in 1990 and moved to TriStar Pictures in 1992, working her way to creative executive by 1996. She segued to Columbia Pictures in 1998 as director of development and was upped to VP of production in 1999.

Richman is overseeing the production of the Christmas release “Finding Forrester,” starring Sean Connery and directed by Gus Van Sant, and working on “The Adventures of Joe Dirt,” starring David Spade, and “Whitey & Davey,” an animated comedy from Adam Sandler. Richman was also involved in the production of this summer’s “The Patriot” and last summer’s hit “Big Daddy.” Richman began her career at Columbia in 1995 as a creative exec and was promoted to VP of production in 1998.

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