Universal Hires Lionsgate Vet Jeyun Choi Munford as Senior VP Production Development

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Jeyun Choi Munford

Munford will oversee production on the spy thriller '355,' starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Diane Kruger.

Universal Pictures has hired former Lionsgate exec Jeyun Choi Munford as senior vp production development.

At Lionsgate, Munford oversaw production on such movies as Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor and Long Shot, starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron.

“Jeyun has shown immense strength shepherding a wide array of projects, with a keen eye for taking literary hits and developing them for the big screen,” Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer said Thursday in a statement.

As one of her first projects at Universal, Munford will oversee production on 355, Simon Kinberg’s spy thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Diane Kruger.

While at Lionsgate, Munford rose from assistant to senior vp production and development; her other film credits include Nerve, Ender’s Game and Deepwater Horizon.

Munford began her career at the Yari Film Group, before moving in 2009 to Summit Entertainment, which was acquired by Lionsgate in 2012.