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Stuparich De La Barra promoted at MDP Worldwide

1/30/2003

Tamara Stuparich De La Barra has been promoted to director of acquisitions at MDP Worldwide Entertainment, the company’s chairman and CEO Mark Damon announced today (Jan 30). Stuparich De La Barra’s new responsibilities will include the evaluation and coordination of all feature film submissions as well as overseeing the acquisition of completed films. She will also be actively involved in the development of all MDP projects including the recently acquired thriller Higher, which is set to begin filming in late spring. Stuparich De La Barra will also work closely with the acquisition and development of Handprint Entertainment’s feature projects as part of its recent first-look deal with MDP.

Upcoming MDP releases include: Patty Jenkins’ crime-drama Monster, which is due to begin filming in Florida in February and stars Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci; The United States Of Leland, Matthew Ryan Hoge’s drama starring Ryan Gosling and Don Cheadle which will be distributed in North America through Paramount Classics; and the psychological thriller The I Inside, directed by Roland Suso Richter, who made The Tunnel. The picture stars Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley and Stephen Rea and was picked up for North American distribution by Miramax Films.

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