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Jon Mone, an executive at Scott Stuber’s Universal-based Bluegrass Films, is joining Universal as executive vp production, the studio announced Friday.
Mone recently served as executive producer on the hit Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, which Media Rights Capital brought to Universal with Stuber attached as producer. Universal’s highest-grossing film of 2012, Ted has collected more than $425 million worldwide.
Mone will report to Universal co-presidents of production Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum.
“Jon has been a member of the Universal family for some time now, and we’ve had productive collaborations with him on numerous projects, including on our big summer comedy Ted,” Cramer said.
“Jon’s on-set experience, great filmmaker and talent relationships and strong creative point of view will augment our strong production team, and we have no doubt that he will hit the ground running and be a major contributor to building our slate,” Kirschenbaum added.
Mone also was a production executive for Universal and Bluegrass Films’ 2008 comedy Role Models, starring Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd. Before joining Bluegrass, he was an associate producer on Disney’s 2004 film Miracle, starring Kurt Russell, and 2006’s Invincible, starring Wahlberg.
“Jon has been a trusted and valued member of our team for several years, and keeping him in our Universal family is the best of both worlds for everyone,” Stuber said.
Mone is overseeing production for Universal’s 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin, now set for release on Dec. 25, 2013. He also is overseeing development on Universal’s big-screen adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick and the thriller The Prisoner, inspired by the British TV series that aired from 1967-69.
A graduate of Middlebury College, Mone now lives in Los Angeles.
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