From Hollywoodreporter.comAndrew Rona lands at Rogue for genre work (gellar mention)
By Anne Thompson
Thursday 8 September 2005, by Webmaster
Yet another key executive nurtured by outgoing Miramax Films’ Harvey and Bob Weinstein has landed a pivotal studio job. Once partnered with co-president Brad Weston at the Dimension label, Andrew Rona is joining Rogue Pictures, the Focus Features genre film label formed in March 2004, as president of production.
Reporting to Rogue president David Linde, Rona will produce, acquire and release a slate of wide-appeal genre fare, such as last year’s remake "Assault on Precinct 13," a DVD hit. Focus holds international sales rights to all Rogue movies.
In preproduction at Rogue is the Platinum Dunes remake of "The Hitcher"; in development is a new version of "The Changeling." A slate of direct-to-DVD titles are also ramping up.
Set for upcoming Rogue release are Jeff Wadlow’s "Cry Wolf," starring Julian Morris, Lindy Booth and Jared Padalecki; Asif Kapadian’s untitled supernatural thriller starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; the chiller thriller "Altered," from Eduardo Sanchez, co-writer and co-director of "The Blair Witch Project;" and Vondie Curtis Hall’s currently filming "Waist Deep," starring Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate and film rookie the Game.
Rona spent five years as co-president at Dimension, a division of Miramax Films. At Rogue, Rona will supervise production and acquisition and will work closely on the marketing and distribution of all Rogue projects. Rona joined Miramax in 1993, moving to the Dimension label later that year, where he was involved in the production of Wes Craven’s "Scream" trilogy, Robert Rodriguez’s "Spy Kids" trilogy and "Sin City," the "Scary Movie" series, "The Others," "Bad Santa" and "The Crow."