Anschutz FilmGroup (AFG), parent company to Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions, isringing the changes, relocating to the former Turner Network Television officesin Century City and appointing several key hires.
Jackie Levinehas been named vice president of production, Bill Brown becomes senior vicepresident of physical production and post production, and Douglas Jones isnamed vice president of physical production.
In business andlegal affairs James Meenaghan joins as senior vice president and Frank Smith isnamed vice president.
Levine mostrecently served as senior vice president of production at Cobalt Media Groupoverseeing House Of Sand And Fog and Open Range, among others. Prior to that she oversaw Don't Say A Word and One Night At McCool's as vice president of development atMichael Douglas's Furthur Films.
Brown recentlyco-produced Garden State and served as executive producer on 2000's Whatever It Takes. Most recently he was senior vicepresident of physical production and post production of USA Films (now FocusFeatures), where his credits included Traffic and Far From Heaven.
Jones mostrecently served as unit production manager for the upcoming Miramax release TheUnderclassmen and the2003 release DysFunKtional Family. He began his career as a production accountant in film.
Meenaghanarrives from Mel Gibson's Icon Productions, where he spent four years as seniorvice president of business and legal affairs, negotiating deals on such titlesas The Passion Of The Christ, Paparazzi and What Women Want. Prior to that he was a lawyer at Walt Disney Pictures andTelevision.
Smith served asdirector of business and legal affairs at New Line Cinema before landing atAFG, operating as the development, production and acquisitions lawyer for suchprojects as Rush Hour 2and Blow.