Hearst ups Lawlor to VP

Will develop movies, miniseries

Joe Lawlor has been upped to veep of movies and miniseries at Hearst Entertainment.

Reporting to company prexy Glenda Grant, Lawlor will steer the development and production of films made for cable and broadcast outlets as part of his two-year deal with Hearst.

Lawlor will first fine-tune upcoming Lifetime project “An American Daughter,” starring Christine Lahti.

While most recently serving as Hearst’s director of pics and minis, Lawlor corralled such credits as Lifetime’s “Sex and Mrs. X,” starring Jacqueline Bisset; “The Soul Collector,” starring Melissa Gilbert; “Dangerous Evidence,” with Lynn Whitfield; and “My Little Assassin,” toplined by Joe Mantegna.

Prior to Hearst, Lawlor worked as director of development at Brayton/Carlucci Prods. Before that, he served as associate producer on the Lifetime pic “When Husbands Cheat.”

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