Stephen Tao has beenpromoted to senior vice president, development, and Stephen Emery has beenpromoted to vice president of production/development at Gale Anne Hurd'sLA-based Valhalla Motion Pictures.

Tao will oversee production,development and acquisitions of all projects including Valhalla's currentproject Aeon Flux starringCharlize Theron and Frances McDormand. Tao will work in collaboration withEmery and report directly to Hurd.

Before joining Valhalla, hewas head of dramatic series at ABC, director of production at Hollywood andWalt Disney Pictures, senior vice president of television development andproduction at New Line Television and senior vice president of orginalprogramming at VH1.

Emery, promoted to directorof development, previously worked for Glenn Williamson at Focus Features.