D’Amato tapped to FourBoys forefront

Exec to o'see development, prod'n of features, cable and series TV

Anne D’Amato has been tapped executive veep of production at U.K.- and Los Angeles-based FourBoys Films.

D’Amato, who reports to husband-and-wife toppers Patricia Heaton and David Hunt, had been exec veep of Al Pacino’s Chal Prods. She will be responsible for development and production of feature films as well as cable and series television.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Anne’s knowledge and experience on board,” said Heaton and Hunt. “She will assist us in taking the company to the next level.”

At Chal, D’Amato exec produced Fox Searchlight’s release “Chinese Coffee,” a film directed by and starring Pacino. She also oversaw their pact with Castle Rock and served as the point person on Pacino’s remake of “The Cincinnati Kid.”

Past ‘Kombat’

Before Chal, D’Amato helped Threshold Entertainment to complete production of the feature “Mortal Kombat” and its sequel for New Line. She also produced the “Mortal Kombat” series for USA Networks. In addition, she served as veep of motion pictures at Brillstein-Grey.

At James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, she was involved with “True Lies,” “Strange Days” and “Terminator II.” She began her career at Vestron Pictures, working on pics including “Blue Steel” and “Dirty Dancing.”

UTA reps FourBoys Films, Emmy-award winning actress Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and David Hunt (CBS’ “Murder on the Orient Express”).

Behind bars

Shingles’ upcoming U.S.-based projects include “Florence, not Italy,” penned by Jeff Gettinger, a Southwestern Romeo and Juliet story set in state prison in Florence, Ariz. The star-crossed lovers are the warden’s rebellious son and the daughter of an inmate due to be paroled.

Also in development are “Laddie,” penned by John Lowry Lamb and Robert McDonnell; James Lane’s “Wendover Whale”; and Michael Heaton and Thomas Kelly’s “Crossing the Line.”

FourBoys’ television series in development include “The Affairs of Men,” penned by Shelagh Stephenson.