U.K-based Vanguard, whose Vanguard Animation recently completed Disney’s CG-animated pigeon adventure pic, Valiant, has tapped former DreamWorks development exec Margaret French Isaac to be exec VP of production and development. In addition to developing features for Vanguard Films and Vanguard Animation, she will aim to nurture relationships with filmmakers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Vanguard CEO John H. Williams previously worked with French Isaacs at DreamWorks on such films as the Jackie Chan actioner, The Tuxedo. The two teamed again on Ribbit, an animated feature project French Isaacs was developing through her MFI Prods. Now being produced at Vanguard, Ribbit is the story about a country frog who ventures forth to explore big city.
After leaving DreamWorks in 2000, French Isaacs served as a producing partner for film and television director Mimi Leder (Deep Impact).