'Crazy Heart' producer joins Prospect Park

Rob Carliner tapped to run newly formed film division

"Crazy Heart" producer Rob Carliner has been tapped to run Prospect Park's newly formed film division.

Prospect Park is the entertainment company founded by Jeff Kwatinetz, among others, and has so far been active in the television sphere. It produces USA's "Royal Pains" and is in production on the FX pilot "Wilfred" starring Elijah Wood.

Hiring Carliner, who will report and work in collaboration with Kwatinetz, puts the company on a feature track. He will be responsible for developing and overseeing a film slate and may also work on certain TV projects.

"Rob's joining us comes at a time when Prospect Park is experiencing a terrific run developing quality television, film and overall programming fare," Kwatinetz said in a statement. "We felt the time was right to bring in a seasoned film executive, and in Rob we found an executive who has that elusive combination of experience, great relationships in the community and, frankly, exquisite taste. We look forward to working with him to bring Prospect Park's film focus to the next level."

Carliner won an Indie Spirit Award for producing "Heart," which he produced along with Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall, Judy Cairo and T-Bone Burnett. The movie also won two Oscars.

Other producing credits include "The Apostle," the upcoming drama "Get Low," starring Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek, and TV's "Broken Trail."
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