CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves has named Amy Baer to
head that company’s film division. Baer
has been the Executive Vice President for Production at Columbia Pictures since
1998; films under her supervision there include My Best Friend’s
Wedding, Adaptation and Something’s Gotta Give.
Baer, currently Number 44 on the Hollywood Reporter’s "Women
in Entertainment Power 100," told that publication that "Leslie Moonves
really wants a film division that makes a wide range of films for a broad spectrum of the
audience. That’s historically what I’ve
always wanted to do. I’m a bit of a
generalist. I’ve never specialized in
one kind of movie. She said she intends
"to have something in production within the next 12-18 months.
CBS Films is six months old, and plans are in place for the
unit to put out four to six theatrical releases a year.