Scott Kroopf hasbeen confirmed as president of the motion picture group for Intermedia and willreport to the company's chairman and chief executive officer Moritz Borman.
Kroopf willoversee all Intermedia's film production, development and acquisitionactivities and will work with Borman, vice-chairman and head of motion pictureoperations Jon Gumpert and chief operating officer Bahman Naraghi on strategicplanning and creative direction.
On a day-to-daybasis he will work closely with Intermedia's current creative team of vicepresidents of development Lindsey Dold and Alex Litvak, London-baseddevelopment executive Sarah Harvey and creative executive Devon Schiff.
"This is a greatday for Intermedia," Borman said in a statement. "Scott Kroopf boasts one ofthe most impressive production and development track records in the business.
"We areextremely fortunate to have someone of Scott's stature and experience on board.It continues Intermedia's tradition of producing a wide range of both big andsmall pictures, including bold and ambitious event size pictures."
"I'm veryexcited to be joining Intermedia," Kroopf added. "With Oliver Stone's Alexander close to completing principalphotography and the success of last year's Terminator 3, the Intermedia team has shown anamazing ability to put big projects together.
"There is some very strong material in development and theresources to allow me to find new material for development and ramp up theproduction slate."
Kroopf previously served as president and chief operatingofficer of Radar Pictures, which he formed with Radar Chairman and chief executiveofficer Ted Field in 1999.
Prior to Radarthe partners worked for 15 years at Interscope Communications, which helaunched and went on to serve as president.
He recentlyproduced The Last Samurai, Le Divorce and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and his upcoming producing creditsinclude Universal's Pitch Black sequel Chronicles Of Riddick and New Line's The Mask sequel The Son Of The Maskfor New Line Pictures.