Kleeman rejoins UA prod'n

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Jeff Kleeman has been named executive vp production at United Artists, where he will report to president of production Don Granger.

The appointment marks a return to the company for Kleeman, who joined UA as vp production in 1993 and subsequently held the posts of senior vp production and executive vp production.

During his earlier tenure at UA, he worked on the James Bond films "GoldenEye," "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "The World Is Not Enough." He also put such projects into development as "The Pink Panther," starring Steve Martin, and "The Thomas Crown Affair," starring Pierce Brosnan.

More recently, Kleeman worked in television, where he and partner Michael Saltzman served as co- creators and co-writers of the pilots "Roll With It" and "Sleeping Beauty" as well as the WB Network series "Misconceptions."

Kleeman began his career in 1987 at Paramount, where he worked in various production capacities on such films as "The Hunt for Red October," "Internal Affairs," "Shirley Valentine" and "Star Trek 6."

He also serves as a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Peter Stark Producing Program.
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