Tolmach is a former Sony Pictures co-president of production who set up a first-look deal five years ago.
Manpearl, who’s been at New Regency, will identify new projects and oversee development and production on film and TV titles including “Jumanji,” “The Rosie Project” with “The Lego Movie” co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and “Royal Wedding” with Roger Michell.
Manpearl was formerly Tolmach’s assistant at Sony, then worked on the “Charlie’s Angels” movies at McG’s Wonderland. He also worked at Mandeville on “The Muppets” and “Warm Bodies.”
“Apparently you can go home again,” Tolmach said in a statement. “David has brilliant taste and works tirelessly. I’m lucky to have him back.”