LOS ANGELES, CA, JANUARY 31, 2013- David Fierson has been promoted to General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment, it was announced by Alcon Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Fierson will report directly to Kosove and Johnson, as well as Company COO and CFO Scott Parish.
Fierson, named Alcon's first in-house counsel in 2006, joined the Company as Vice President of Business Affairs. Since then, he has been actively involved in many of the developments and acquisitions that have contributed to making Alcon a leading independent motion picture producer and financier.
Fierson will continue to manage the Business and Legal Affairs department and work closely with Scott Edel, Alcon's primary outside counsel at Loeb and Loeb.
States Kosove and Johnson: "David is a key team member in our Company and has been since he joined. He is tireless, scrupulous and gifted, and he helped fashion and execute a number of very creative solutions and deals that have resulted in rewarding projects for us, including DOLPHIN TALE, and the upcoming BLADE RUNNER franchise. We are very happy to continue out long relationship with him in this new postion."
Before joining Alcon, Fierson served as senior counsel at Screen Gems after working as an attorney in Paramount Pictures' Network Television production division. A Yale Law School graduate, he started his legal career as a judicial clerk with a federal district judge in Los Angeles.
ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT
Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded the Company in 1997 with financial backing from Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Alcon, which is named after a mythological archer and ally of Hercules, has financed, and/or co-financed/produced over 19 films, including "My Dog Skip," "Dude, Where's My Car?", "Insomnia," "Racing Stripes," the Academy Award nominated Best Picture "The Blind Side," which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; "The Book of Eli," starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; "Insomnia," starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "P.S. I Love You," starring Hilary Swank, and the box-office success "Dolphin Tale," a 3-D family film starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson.
Alcon's next film for release is "Beautiful Creatures," due out on February 14, 2013. The film is based on theNew York Timesbestselling novel of the same name by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, among others. Richard LaGravenese will direct from his adaptation of the novel, which is the first of a hugely popular series. The Company is currently in production on "Prisoners," a dramatic film about abduction starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhall, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano.