MacKinnon to dance with Cheerleaders 3D
by Naman Ramachandran
Ivana MacKinnon, associate producer of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
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MacKinnon was head of Creative Affairs at Cloud Eight, the production company founded by Colson in March 2009. Earlier, she worked for Colson at Celador Films, serving as associate producer on several films including Neil Marshall’s The Descent [+see also:
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MacKinnon said, “After many great years working with Christian, I am very excited to be gaining the freedom to develop and produce my own projects. I’m sad to be leaving such a brilliant team and such good friends at Cloud Eight, but appreciate their support as I make the transition to the next stage of my career.”
Colson said, “Ivana has been a highly valued and much loved colleague these past nine years and I will miss her. She is a gifted, creative producer with a great eye. I look forward to our continued collaboration on those Cloud Eight projects to which she remains attached while wishing her success in her new independent ventures.”
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