On the day of the premiere of its monster movie Godzilla, Legendary Entertainment has announced the promotion of three key execs in its film division.
Alex Garcia, formerly the senior vp of production, has been upped to executive vp of production. Jillian Share, who the production vice president, is now senior vice president of production. And Alex Hedlund steps up to Share’s old position, that of vp, from director of creative affairs.
The executives were key players in Godzilla and 300: Rise of an Empire, released in March, as well as last year’s Legendary movies 42 and Pacific Rim.
Garcia joined Legendary Entertainment in 2009 as senior vp of production and is an exec producer on Godzilla, the company’s big bet. He has run point on the project since the company picked up the rights. Other projects he is overseeing include big-screen projects based on the video game Mass Effect and Mattel’s toy franchise, Hot Wheels.
Garcia came to Legendary from Bad Hat Harry Productions, the production shingle run by Bryan Singer. There he worked on House, M.D., Trick ‘r Treat and Valkyrie.
Share has been with Legendary since 2006, having the title of creative exec in 2008, moving to director of development in 2010 and then becoming vp in 2011. She is executive producing the company’s Warcraft movie and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. She acted as co-producer on Pacific Rim, Seventh Son and 42.
Share began her career as an intern for producer Scott Rudin, and worked as an assistant at ICM and WMA.
The newest exec at Legendary of the three, Hedlund came to the company in 2011 as a creative executive, becoming director of creative affairs in 2012. He also worked on 42 and Pacific Rim, as well as As Above, So Below, the psychological horror movie that will be the company’s first film to be released by Universal.
Hedlund is currently working on Brilliance, which has Will Smith attached, and previously worked at Stars Road Entertainment, where he acted as a story editor, and as an assistant at Warner Bros.