Warner indie veeps named

Federbush, Bing brought on board new division

HOLLYWOOD — A week after taking the reins of Warner Independent Pictures, Mark Gill has begun to assemble his staff.

Gill has named Paul Federbush senior VP of production and acquisitions and Tracey Bing VP of production and acquisitions at the fledgling division.

First of many

The duo are the first of several appointments Gill is expected to announce in coming weeks, with heads of production, marketing, distribution and business affairs as yet undetermined.

Federbush was previously VP of acquisitions and co-production at both Gaylord Films/Pandora and New Line/Fine Line. Until early this year, Bing was director of acquisitions and co-productions at Paramount Classics.

“Paul and Tracey will make a formidable team in the acquisitions, co-production and production arena,” said Gill. “They’re both exceedingly smart, insanely hard-working and personable, and they have proven good taste and a love of quality movies.”

Fest bound

The new execs will give Warner Independent its first profile on the international festival circuit when they travel to the Telluride and Toronto film fests at the end of the summer.

Warner Independent plans to produce or acquire up to 10 films per year with production budgets up to $20 million. Gill reports to Warners production prexy Jeff Robinov.