Newly launched US film and TV distributor 101 Studios has recruited former The Weinstein Company (TWC) executives James Allen and Tom Prince as, respectively, head of acquisitions and executive vice president and head of physical production.
Allen, who most recently was TWC’s vice president of acquisitions and production, will oversee the curating, building and maintaining of the company’s slate of film and television projects.
Prince, who was executive vice president of physical production at TWC and has also worked at Universal and Walden Media, will manage all areas of physical production for the slate.
101 Studios founders David Glasser and David Hutkin said: “It’s an honour to have such seasoned professionals joining the 101 Studios ranks. The addition of James and Tom reflects our efforts to create first-class content, as they will play an integral role in the continued growth of our studio.”
101 Studios was launched in January by former TWC president Glasser and CFO Hutkin with $300m in backing from billionaire Ron Burkle.