Zola Mashariki has been promoted to vice president of productionat Fox Searchlight and will report to production chief Claudia Lewis.

Mashariki joined the company as a production intern in May 2000and rose to creative executive by January 2001 and director by November 2003.

Her credits include Kinsey, In America, Le Divorce and Never Die Alone and she is currently in production onNnegest Likke's comedy Phat Girlz and Mira Nair's The Namesake.

Upcoming projects include I Think I Love My Wife written by and starring Chris Rock, and TheNotorious B.I.G.

Prior to Fox Searchlight Mashariki worked as a corporate lawyer inNew York.