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CBS Films Names Maria Faillace as Executive Vice President, Production

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 25, 2012 at 2:13PM

Today, CBS Films named Maria Faillace as the Executive Vice President, Production. This is a promotion from Faillace's previous role as Senior Vice President, Production. Her new role will allow her to oversee production for CBS FIlms' home-grown titles.
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Wasting no time under new leadership, CBS Films named Maria Faillace as the Executive Vice President, Production. This is a promotion from Faillace's previous role as Senior Vice President, Production. Her new role will allow her to oversee production for CBS FIlms' home-grown titles.

“Maria is insightful, hard-working and incredibly passionate about the business of making movies,” says Terry Press, Co-President, CBS Films. “She has strong relationships throughout the industry and a healthy respect for filmmakers.”

In her role as Senior Vice President Faillace developed a series of projects including Takashi Shimizu’s horror thriller “7500,” which is set for release on Aug. 31. She also developed the recently wrapped multi-generational comedy “Get A Job,” from director Dylan Kidd.  Prior to joining CBS Films in 2008, Faillace spent eight years at FOX 2000, where she rose to the position of Vice President, Production.  Project highlights from her time at FOX include “In Her Shoes,” “Fever Pitch” and “All About Steve.” After she graduated from University of Texas at Austin, Faillace began her career in the industry as the assistant to Mireille Soria and Melissa Cobb.
 

This article is related to: CBS Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.