Bernie Goldmann has beennamed president of Mark Canton's LA-based Atmosphere MM Entertainment. He willoversee Atmosphere MM's film and TV development and production activities, willtake an equity stake in the company as well as a seat on its board ofdirectors.

A former president ofproduction for Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment, Goldmann most recentlyproduced Taking Lives with Cantonat Warner Bros, which was the first film under the Atmosphere MM banner.

Goldmann first entered theindustry in 1985 as a production assistant at The Steve Tisch Company andeventually became its president. While there, he executive produced orco-produced Corrina, Corrina, Bad Influence, Heart Condition, Soul Man and Victim Of Love.

In 1993, he moved to WaltDisney Pictures as senior vice president of production where he oversaw thedevelopment and production of films including My Favorite Martian, RocketMan, Tom & Huck and Mystery,Alaska.

In 1998, he moved to VillageRoadshow Pictures and stayed for three years during which time the companyco-financed and produced The Matrix, Ocean's 11, Analyze This and others.

Prior to Taking Lives,Goldmann produced the Warner feature Looney Tunes: Back In Action.

"Bernie Goldmann is a highlyrespected executive and a talented producer that I have known and worked withfor many years," said Canton in a statement. "His depth of film-makingexperience, his taste in selecting projects and his ability to shepherd themthrough to completion will serve Atmosphere well as we build the company into asignificant supplier of theatrical motion pictures and television programming.He will be the cornerstone of our management team."

Founded last year by Cantonand Mark J Kimsey of Daedalus Media Partners, Atmosphere MM already has a slateof pictures in development which were set up at Canton's last ventures TheCanton Company and APG.