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Jason Weiss named Myriad svp production

The executive will oversee a slate that includes the recently announced Jessica Alba drama Weightless, action thriller Caught Stealing with Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin and comedy Guidance starring Seann William Scott and Leslie Bibb.

Weiss most recently headed his own production and management company and prior to that he launched and ran MGM’s DVD Premiere division.

He has served as an executive at MTV Films, where he oversaw projects such as The Dirt, Black Hole and the remake of The Warriors. Weiss also served as an executive at New Regency where he worked on The Runaway Jury and Daredevil, among others. He began his career working for Scott Rudin.

“We are very excited to have Jason join us to head up our production activities,” said Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico. “Jason brings with him excellent relationships throughout the industry, strong production experience, and a proven track record for putting together smart and compelling projects that mesh perfectly with Myriad’s taste. He will be a key element in our team as Myriad continues to bring its slate of commercial and high profile projects into production.”

In addition to production activities, Santa Monica-based Myriad currently handles worldwide sales on the upcoming Richard Loncraine comedy Life Itself starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, as well as Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes starring Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario, and The English Teacher starring Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear and Michael Angarano.

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