She's expected to serve as president of production under Brad Weston
Pamela Abdy is leaving Scott Stuber's Bluegrass Films and joining New Regency as president of production, multiple individuals with knowledge of the deal have told TheWrap.
Abdy will report directly to New Regency president/CEO Brad Weston, who she previously worked with at Paramount.
Abdy joins New Regency from Bluegrass Films where she served as president, overseeing and producing films such as “Identity Thief” and the upcoming releases “47 Ronin,” “Endless Love” and “Kill The Messenger,” which she executive produced.
Prior to joining Bluegrass, she served as executive VP of development and production at Paramount, where she oversaw films including Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island,” Kimberly Peirce’s “Stop-Loss,” Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Babel” and Mark Waters’ “Mean Girls.”
Prior to her tenure at Paramount, Abdy served as president of Jersey Films, where she produced Zach Braff's award-winning drama “Garden State.”
“I could not be more pleased to bring Pam into New Regency. Her exceptional taste, strong filmmaker relationships and incredible work ethic are precisely in line with our focus at New Regency. She is the perfect addition,” said Weston.
New Regency, which recently saw the Ben Affleck-Justin Timberlake movie “Runner Runner” flop at the box office, is currently enjoying the critical acclaim of Steve McQueen's “12 Years a Slave.” The company is also producing Darren Aronofsky's “Noah” for Paramount and David Fincher's “Gone Girl” for 20th Century Fox. The company is also behind Alejandro González Iñárritu’s dark comedy “Birdman” and Cameron Crowe's untitled Hawaii movie.