Santor upped at New Regency


New Regency CFO Louis Santor has added the job of chief operating officer to his resume.

Santor was promoted Monday to COO by New Regency CEO Bob Harper, taking on duties that include company sales, administration and catalogue management.

As CFO, Santor oversees all financial aspects of New Regency's corporate operations, including its bank relations, corporate acquisitions and investments, shareholder and equity matters and strategic planning.

"Louis has been an integral part of New Regency's success for more than 15 years, with the last 10 years having served as CFO," said Harper. "Louis' leadership and business acumen will, no doubt, further New Regency's continued growth."

New Regency has a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox, releasing recent films including the spoof comedy "Meet the Spartans," which topped the boxoffice last week, and, with Fox 2000 Pictures, the animated feature "Alvin and the Chipmunks," which has grossed $200 million domestically since its Dec. 14 opening.

Santor's background is heavy in finance; he came to New Regency in 1992 as a finance manager after spending time as a financial auditor for Coopers & Lybrand. In 1995, New Regency promoted him to vp of finance operations and appointed him CFO in 1998.

"I look forward to furthering my career at New Regency and working with Bob and the entire executive team as we expand our relationship with our partner, Fox, and consider new areas of the business while striving for future success," Santor said of his latest promotion.

Upcoming films co-financed by New Regency include "Jumper," starring Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson, and "The Night Watchman," with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker.

Its upcoming TV slate includes "New Amsterdam" and "Jezebel James," premiering on Fox in March, and the pilot "The More Things Change" for ABC.