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Liza Chasin Exits Working Title After 26 Years

Liza Chasin, president of the U.S. operations of U.K.-based Working Title, is departing the company after 26 years.

Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner made the announcement to staff in an email on Monday. The missive included a note from Chasin, who said she is moving on to an unspecified gig elsewhere: “Now, I am very excited for my next chapter, where I will continue to create original content with great talent.”

Chasin joined Working Title in 1991 as its director of development and was promoted to vice president of production and development. She became president of the company in 1996.

Her credits include Cate Blanchett’s “Elizabeth,” 2001’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” 2002’s “About a Boy,” “Les Miserables,” “The Danish Girl,” “Victoria & Abdul,” and Edgar Wright’s “At World’s End” and “Baby Driver,” and Joe Wright’s upcoming “Darkest Hour,” starring Gary Oldman.

Read the note from Bevan and Fellner below.

Dear Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that we share some news with you about the Working Title Los Angeles office. After more than 25 years of incredible collaboration, Liza Chasin has decided to leave the company at the end of the year.

Since 1991, Liza has been an integral part of our organization. Her talent relationships and creative contribution to our business have been immeasurable. She has shepherded countless films and, more recently, TV productions to life, garnering huge success and multiple awards. We are very sad to see her leave but feel fortunate that Liza will continue with us as a producer on many of the projects we have been developing together.

Liza wanted to share a note with you. “Working Title has been my second family for more than 25 years, and Tim and Eric have provided me with an incredible opportunity to be a part of building an exceptional brand with them. For that I am massively grateful. Now, I am very excited for my next chapter, where I will continue to create original content with great talent.”

On behalf of the entire organization, we would like to thank Liza for her countless contributions to our company. She has been a tremendous asset and a partner in the truest sense of the word.

We remain committed to continuing a strong and robust presence in the US and look forward to more growth on both the film and television side as we go forward.

Please join us in congratulating Liza and wishing her well in the future.

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