Bic Tran hasleft Lakeshore Entertainment and joined ICM independent and international filmdivision chief Hal Sadoff's team in Los Angeles.

Tran starts workimmediately and joins Sarah Lash and B J Ford. ICM's independent andinternational film division has packaged and arranged financing on a burgeoningroster of prestigious titles that includes Mark Palansky's fantasy drama Penelope, which recently recevied its worldpremiere at Toronto, and Sidney Lumet's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead.

Tran mostrecently served as vice president of acquisitions and co-productions atLakeshore, where she developed and packaged such titles as Underworld,Wicker Park, The Mothman Prophecies, Autumn In New York, and Arlington Road. She also produced the 2005 romanticteen comedy Undiscovered.

"Bic'sability to successfully guide projects from the early stages of developmentthrough production makes her an ideal candidate for our team," Sadoffsaid. "Her additional experience in international distribution andunderstanding of the global marketplace will translate effectively to her newpost."

Tran joinedLakeshore in 1996 as assistant to chairman and chief executive officer TomRosenberg, after beginning her career at Industry Entertainment. She roseswiftly through the ranks to her most recent position.

Apart fromoverseeing the production of domestic projects, she identified features foracquisition by Lakeshore International and sold Lakeshore International titlesto domestic distributors.

ICM's independentand international film division's packaging and financing credits include It'sA Boy Girl Thing, You Kill Me, Flyboys, Shopgirl, Hotel Rwanda, and The Pianist.