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Scanlon to lead film for Tollin/Robbins

Exec to oversee development, prod'n

Former Artisan Entertainment exec VP Caitlin Scanlon has been appointed to head the film division of Paramount-based production shingle Tollin/Robbins Prods.

Scanlon will head up development and production of TRP’s roster of feature film projects and is looking to expand the reach of the production shingle.

“The company has done a great job of producing teen and family films, and now we’re trying to move into producing more adult-oriented fare, including high-concept comedies and character-driven dramas,” said Scanlon. Company is looking to deliver two to three pictures per year, two of which the company will produce while some will be projects for Tollin or Robbins to direct.

Tollin/Robbins film production execs Sharla Sumpter and Berna Levin will now report directly to Scanlon.

Company most recently produced Universal’s family comedy pic “Big Fat Liar,” starring Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Amanda Bynes and Paul Giamatti.

Next up will be “The Perfect Score,” which Robbins will direct. Par and Spyglass Entertainment are co-producing.

Other projects in the pipeline that Scanlon will oversee are Nickelodeon Movies’ “Nick Hoops” and a number of upcoming projects with MTV Films.

“We’re thrilled to have found someone with such great taste and judgment who also shares our style and sensibility,” said partner Mike Tollin. “Caitlin has great relationships throughout our community, and we know she’ll be a huge asset to our continued growth,” said Brian Robbins.

TRP recently signed a two-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures and has a joint venture with Warner Bros. to create and produce network, cable and firstrun programming.

Company’s other feature credits include Par’s “Varsity Blues” with MTV Films, “Good Burger” with Nickelodeon Movies and Keanu Reeves starrer “Hardball.”