The new appointee produced Margin Call and worked closely with financier Michael Benaroya and will serve as executive producer on Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe and Elizabeth Olsen.
Jenckes will get busy right away on preparation of the new project, which is scheduled to go into production on Mar 19 in New York.
“After seeing Joe’s great success as one of the first supporters of JC Chandor and Margin Call, we look forward to his continued track record of uncovering quality films,” Benaroya said. “He will be a valuable on-set presence with our future projects as we engage in additional productions.”
Jenckes has partnered with Margin Call writer-director JC Chandor for a decade. The film earned Chandor an original screenplay Academy Award nomination and was named best first feature award at the recent Indie Spirits.
CBS Films acquired Benaroya Pictures’ romantic mystery The Words following its world premiere in Sundance.