Star makes Killer hire in Pugliese


Killer Films executive Charles Pugliese has joined Darren Star Prods. as vp development and production.

Star's company, which recently signed a two-year, first-look deal with HBO, produced the "Sex and the City" series and its spinoff feature, which has grossed more than $400 million worldwide. It also is producing the in-development sequel and a new series for HBO.

Pugliese, who co-produced "I'm Not There" and "Infamous," will focus on bringing in, developing and producing film and television projects for Star.

"Charles brings a rare combination of development and hands-on producing experience in both film and TV," Star said. "His wonderful sense for material is reflected in his impressive list of credits."

Pugliese was head of film and TV development and a producer at Killer. There, he executive produced Ruba Nadda's Patricia Clarkson starrer "Cairo Time" and co-produced Jordan Scott's "Cracks," both in postproduction. He also co-produced Matt Aselton's "Gigantic," which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. (partialdiff)