MTV Films has hired New Regency exec Jason Weiss as senior director of development and promoted Gregg Goldin and Carrie Beck to director of development and story editor, respectively.
All three will report to David Gale, exec VP of MTV Films.
Weiss will be responsible for bringing new material into MTV Films and developing many existing projects including “The Dirt,” which Rich Wilkes is adapting based on the bestselling book about Motley Crue.
Weiss served as director of development at New Regency, where he helped develop “Daredevil,” “Runaway Jury,” the upcoming “Lady Luck” and “The Untitled Onion Movie,” which he also co-produced. Before working at New Regency, Weiss was an exec at Paramount and was involved in development and production of “Along Came a Spider,” “The Ladies Man” and “Shaft.”
Goldin, who had previously been creative executive, will be involved in development of upcoming MTV Films including “The Warriors,” to be directed by Tony Scott; “Napster: The Shawn Fanning Bio Project”; “Car Show”; and “Skip Day,” set to star rapper Ludacris. Goldin worked on “Aeon Flux,” which recently wrapped, and “The Fighting Temptations.”
In his newly created post, Beck will handle aspects of development and acquisitions for the division. She’s working on “Prep” and “The Lost Girls”; she previously served as assistant to VP of development Susan Lewis at MTV Films.
Paramount-based MTV Films is expected to see an expanded role as part of Viacom co-president Tom Freston’s strategy to aim for a more youth-oriented sensibility.