Norton starts at Endgame as new CFO

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NEW YORK -- Production-financing outfit Endgame Entertainment is upping its game, hiring Robert Norton as CFO, Greg Schenz as head of business and legal affairs and Matt Birch as senior vp physical production.

Norton recently was a film-financing adviser to such production companies as Radar Pictures and Jersey Films. Before that, he was CFO at 3-D digital theater giant Real D, CFO of Landscape Entertainment and COO and CFO of Scott Free Prods. He began his career at Lucasfilm Ltd.

Schenz was head of business and legal affairs at Beacon Pictures, where he oversaw a first-look deal with Walt Disney Pictures. He also was a senior vp business and legal affairs at production outfit Intermedia Films and an associate at Loeb & Loeb Llp. He began his entertainment career at International Film Guarantors.

Birch recently was a production supervisor on such films as "Transformers," "Mission: Impossible III and "The Italian Job" as well as a production coordinator on such films as "What Lies Beneath," "Vanilla Sky" and "Along Came a Spider." He also was a Paramount Pictures staff production coordinator and a development executive at Tribeca Prods.

Endgame, run by CEO James D. Stern and president and COO Douglas E. Hansen, has produced such films as Lionsgate's "Hotel Rwanda," New Line Cinema's "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" and the Weinstein Co.'s upcoming Bob Dylan pseudo-biopic "I'm Not There."
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