Lucas Foster, president of production at Myriad Pictures, is leaving the company 'to pursue his personal projects.'

Company president Kirk D'Amico issued a statement yesterday to the effect that Foster's contract would not be renewed and that he is leaving the company immediately.

Foster is currently on location in Mexico producing Man On Fire for New Regency. He joined the company in 2001 and had developed several films for the company; he will be credited as an executive producer on some of these titles as they reach production.

Meanwhile Myriad's UK operation under Marion Pilowsky continues to work on the production and acquisitions slate as part of the company's plan to generate at least 50% of its slate through UK-driven productions and co-productions.