Former Paramount Vantage exec Guy Stodel has been named president of production for Vendome Pictures, producers of “Source Code.”
Stodel will be responsible for overseeing Vendome’s upcoming slate and developing two to three commercial titles each year targeted international audiences.
He reports to Vendome’s CEO and president Philippe Rousselet, and Vendome’s co-CEO, Fabrice Gianfermi.
As an independent producer, Stodel set up several high-profile film and television projects including the American remake of French comedy “Le Mac,” with Ed Helms attached to star.
In July 2008, Stodel was appointed as executive VP production and acquisitions at Paramount Vantage, where he created a production slate, headed up acquisitions and was responsible for daily operations. He also oversaw Paramount’s worldwide acquisitions business, acquiring films for all Paramount territories and creating local-language productions. During that time, Stodel also bought and developed “Man on a Ledge,” which is now being released by Summit Entertainment.
Stodel joined Paramount from New Line Cinema, where he served as senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions. There, his credits included acquiring “The Sea Inside” and remake rights to “The Orphanage” as well as executive producing remakes of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Friday the 13th.” He also executive produced Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind.”
Credits for Vendome include “Larry Crowne” starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.