Fox Searchlight Hires Universal Executive Anikah McLaren

Fox Searchlight has hired veteran executive Anikah McLaren as senior VP of production after 12 years at NBCUniversal.

McLaren was most recently VP of production and development at Universal and has overseen “Lone Survivor,” “Dracula Untold” and “The Best Man Holiday.” She also oversaw Blumhouse titles and worked on “Unfriended” and “The Visit.”

As a junior executive, she worked on “The Bourne Legacy” and “Mama.” McLaren has been in pre-production on the next “Bourne” movie and “The Purge 3.”

McLaren also served as the manager of acquisitions at Focus Features and acted as assistant to former co-chairman James Schamus.

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