Former Scott Free co-president Chris Zarpas was today (Jun 4)named manager of management and independent production company EvolutionManagement.

Zarpas will focus on Evolution's writer and director client baseand help develop the company's production slate.

He most recently had an overall producing deal with televisionstudio New Dominion Pictures and prior to that was co-president and chiefexecutive officer at Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Productions.

"With Chris on board, we are well positioned to continue growingour film and television production capability as well as creating newopportunities for our writer and director clients," Evolution Managementpartner Oren Koules said in a statement.

"Having worked with Chris when we were both co-presidents atIsland Pictures, I know at first hand his production and studio experience,"added Evolution Management partner Mark Burg.

"Oren and Mark have built a very exciting production andmanagement company that will give me the opportunity to work in television aswell as film, a prospect I find very compelling," Zarpas said.

Prior to joining Scott Free, where his producer credits included GIJane and RKO 281, Zarpas was co-president of IslandPictures with Burg. He was also a vice president at The Walt Disney Company.

EvolutionManagement's next release will be New Line's Dumb And Dumberer on Jun 13.