Vendome Pictures (Source Code, Larry Crowne) has named acquisitions exec Guy Stodel as president of production. He will report to vet producer and Vendome CEO Philippe Rousselet, who will oversee the Vendome slate, as well as Vendome’s Co-CEO Fabrice Gianfermi. Stodel will run and ramp up development and production of Vendome’s upcoming films; the goal is to produce two to three global commercial titles a year.
Stodel leaves two years of indie production to join Vendome; he produced the American remake of French comedy Le Mac, starring Ed Helms. In 2008, Stodel joined the short-lived Paramount Vantage; he left in 2009 as exec v-p of production and acquisitions. At Paramount, Stodel acquired and developed the script Man on a Ledge, now a Summit release. Stodel came to Paramount from New Line Cinema, where he served as senior v-p of acquisitions and co-productions. Stodel was also an acquisitions exec at Lions Gate Entertainment.
Rousselet stated that Stodel "is very well respected by filmmakers, and I believe this makes him a perfect match to Vendome whose goal has always been to create a unique and talent friendly environment. His experience, his good taste, and his personal qualities will help Vendome grow tremendously.”