Jeff Robinov's Studio 8 Hires More Key Executive Team Members

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Jeff Robinov

Shaun Williams joins as chief financial officer, Lindsey Bayman will run business affairs and Mark Bakshi will oversee physical production

Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 has added several more key executives, the new studio announced Tuesday.

Shaun Williams, who has been involved with Studio 8 since its inception, has been hired as chief financial officer. He previously served as senior vp finance for GK Films, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations.

Former Paramount executive vp Lindsey Bayman is joining Studio 8 to run business affairs. At Paramount, Bayman helped oversee franchises including Transformers, G.I. Joe and Jackass as well as the upcoming film Interstellar. She joined Paramount in 2006, having previously run business affairs for independent movie producers Phoenix Pictures and Pandemonium Films.

Former Paramount Pictures Worldwide president of feature production Mark Bakshi joins Studio 8 to oversee physical production and report directly to Robinov. Most recently Bakshi served as executive producer on Foxcatcher, World War Z and Moneyball. He had a 14-year career at Paramount Pictures, where he oversaw all live-action and animated theatrical releases.

Visual effects veteran Kimberly LoCascio is also joining the new venture to oversee all aspects of visual effects, postproduction and 3D, reporting directly to Robinov. LoCascio previously held posts as senior vp overseeing VFX & 3D at Legendary Pictures shepherding such films as Godzilla, Pacific Rim and 42, and at Paramount Pictures where she oversaw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Star Trek.

Robinov's company — funded in partnership with Sony and  the Chinese investment management firm Fosun Group — which will distribute up to six films worldwide annually, previously hired Robert Brassel, Jon Silk and Chris Goldberg.

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