*Halle Berry and her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas have launched a new company that is part of her deal to star in the CBS series “Extant.”
The duo has launched 606 Films, a shingle that will be housed at CBS Television Studios and is named for the anti-paparazzi bill that Berry championed to keep over-aggressive photographers from swarming the children of celebrities. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law last fall after testimony by Berry, Jennifer Garner and others.
Berry and Goldsmith-Thomas have hired Kathryn Tyus-Adair to be senior vice president of 606 Films. She moves from Don Cheadle’s Crescendo Productions where she spent five years working on TV and film projects including the upcoming St. Vincent. She has also worked as development exec for Robert Redford, Curtis Hanson and George Tillman Jr. in projects that include “The Horse Whisperer,” “A Civil Action,” “Barbershop” and the Showtime series “Soul Food.”