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Lightstorm’s Maes ankles to join Regency

Prod'n exec tapped to identify, cultivate new projects

Lightstorm Entertainment development veep Stacy Maes has ankled James Cameron’s production shingle to become director of production at Regency Enterprises.

Maes will be responsible for identifying new projects and working on the development slate, reporting to Regency production prexy Sanford Panitch.

“Stacy is a very rare find who has an incredible eye for discovering up-and-coming talent,” Panitch said.

Maes joins Regency after a decade at Lightstorm, where she worked on pics such as “Titanic” and “Strange Days.”

She also had been developing “True Lies 2,” to star Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis; “Brother Termite,” adapted by John Sayles from Patricia Anthony’s book and to be directed by Steve Norrington; and “Ramses the Damned,” based on the book by Anne Rice.

Founded in 1991, New Regency Prods., a unit of Monarchy/Regency Enterprises, has produced more than 50 films, including “L.A. Confidential,” “Entrapment” and “Heat.” Upcoming releases for the studio include “Joy Ride,” “Don’t Say a Word” and “Joe Somebody,” which is a co-production with Fox 2000.