Afterburner names Corrigan vice chairman


Michael Corrigan, a former CFO at MGM, has joined Afterburner Films as vice chairman.

Afterburner, which CEO David Riggs founded last year, has embarked on a four-picture slate, kicking off with the action thriller "Fast Glass," the indie company's second film.

"Glass," a tale of California surfers who get caught up in airborne drug smuggling, stars Andrew Keegan, Brandon Quinn, Nick Carter, Greg Grunberg and Natalia Cigliuti. Writer-director Kim Bass ("Ballistic") is helming the project.

Other titles on Afterburner's slate, which it will be offering at this month's Cannes Film Market, are the horror thriller "Scareport," the treasure-hunt movie "50 Large" and the love story "Through the Cracks."

Afterburner's first feature, "Succubus: Hell-bent," written and directed by Bass and starring Lorenzo Lamas, David Keith, Gary Busey and Kelly Hu, was released domestically by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Before MGM, Corrigan was a senior partner in the Entertainment, Media and Communications practice at PriceWaterhouse.

"Mike's experience as a media and entertainment executive makes him the right person at the right time for our growing company," Riggs said. "Mike is the right person to help lead Afterburner in our goal to provide modestly budgeted movies with high-quality production values for the global market."