Evans upped at Focus

Jane Evans has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vp physical production at Focus Features. Evans, who was senior vp physical production since December 2004, will oversee all physical and postproduction endeavors for Focus and sister label Rogue Pictures.

NewFest fetes 'Coast'

Gabriel Fleming's reunion drama "The Lost Coast" took best U.S. narrative feature award at the 20th annual NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival.

Gen Art Has 'Room'

Writer-director Brian Hecker's comedy "Bart Got a Room" will kick off the second annual Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, which runs June 23-27.

Gunn pointed at IFTA

Filmmaker James Gunn will deliver the keynote speech June 27 at the Independent Film & Television Alliance's 10th annual Production Conference in Century City.

Technical hires

Deluxe Vancouver has hired William Baldwin as vp sales and Richard Cederlund as vp operations. … Mark Lasoff ("Titanic") has joined Pacific Title & Art Studio.