Don Carmody Productions Hires Jennifer Mesich to Produce Female-Focused Content

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Don Carmody Productions

The Oscar-winning producer behind the 'Resident Evil' franchise is looking to appeal to female audiences

Oscar-winning producer Don Carmody has done good business lately targeting fanboys with his Resident Evil franchise.

But the mainly female audience for The Hunger Games franchise, most recently with the Jennifer Lawrence-starring sequel Mockingjay — Part 1, has Don Carmody Productions hiring Jennifer Mesich to drum up new film and TV content for women and girls.

"We have seen the evolution of the marketplace and the expansion of venues for good material, and it is encouraging that content for female audiences, such as Hunger Games, has proven to be equally appealing to male audiences," Mesich, named director of development and production, said in a statement.

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Mesich, based in Toronto, will work with Canadian, U.S. and international co-production partners. "She is smart, hard-working, has a keen eye for material and is passionate about developing new talent, especially with a female sensibility," Carmody said.

Mesich's producer credits include Eating Buccaneers, which stars Peter Keleghan and Gordon Pinsent, and Hit Men, which she co-wrote, directed and produced. Carmody's own film producer credits include Good Will Hunting, Chicago, Pompeii and the Jay Baruchel-starrer Goon.

His newly launched TV shingle is currently producing the Jennette McCurdy-starring survivalist thriller Between for Netflix and City. Carmody, who has produced over 100 movies in Canada for Hollywood studios and other foreign partners, is in Whistler to receive a career achievement tribute.