Brad Weston Headed to New Regency

8:35 AM PST 09/01/2011 by Pamela McClintock
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The top former Paramount executive will run production for Arnon Milchan's film and financing company; Milchan will become more involved in the company's day-to-day activities.

Landing his first top gig since stepping down as Paramount president of production, Brad Weston is expected to run film production for Arnon Milchan’s New Regency.

The shake-up comes as New Regency chairmen Bob Harper and Hutch Parker prepare to exit the prolific film and financing company, which has a partnership with 20th Century Fox.

Insiders say Weston won’t serve as chairman, since Milchan is preparing to take over for Parker and Harper himself.

Weston is a well-known figure in both indie and studio circles. He was co-president of Dimension Films from 2000 to 2005, turning out films including Sin City, Bad Santa, the Spy Kids trilogy and the first two Scary Movie pics, among other notable titles.

At Paramount, he spearheaded production on Star Trek, G.I. Joe and Shutter Island, among other titles.

Weston transitioned into a production deal at Paramount after stepping down as president of production, and is a driving force behind the remake of Footloose, which debuts this fall.

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