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    Issue 40 Next Gen Cassidy Lange - P 2013
    Christopher Patey
    Cassidy Lange
    MGM, senior vp production

    As part of MGM's lean executive team, Lange is more immersed in every film in the company's slate than a typical studio executive.

    As such, she eagerly embraced the challenge of getting a horror classic reboot like Carrie off the ground. The Duke grad, who has her own line of handbags, kicked off her 2013 by nabbing Jojo Moyes' best-seller Me Before You after reading a review in The New York Times. (The book remains on best-seller lists and is being fast-tracked by MGM.)

    The California native and onetime CAA assistant will cap off the year by returning to another horror classic in Poltergeist. Cameras recently began rolling in Toronto on the Sam Rockwell-Rosemarie DeWitt starrer.

    CAREER MILESTONE: The Vow. It was the movie that I put my blood, sweat and tears into. It also is the most successful film I've worked on, which is a really nice combination.

    IF I'M NOT WORKING You'll probably find me at home in Venice, trying to escape from the craziness of L.A., riding my bike, leaving my car at home.

    IF I WEREN'T IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: I'd probably own a restaurant or write a novel.

    FAVORITE MOVIE: Almost Famous and Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    PROJECT I'D POACH: The Hunger Games. We were really in at the ground floor with Hunger Games, and we were in the bidding war. We didn't spend as much as we needed to get it because it was a challenging prospect to release that movie not being R-rated. We didn't get it, and I will live to regret it.

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