Dan Guando and Negeen Yazdi are promoted at TWC.

Mark Gooder has joined The Weinstein Company as President of Acquisitions/ Australian Operations. Mark joins TWC from Icon Productions where he served as CEO for the last six years.

The announcement was made by TWC COO David Glasser.

In the post, he will run the acquisitions department and bring in projecst from scrips to finished features, and he will attend major markets and festivals including the forthcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Also, Dan Guando and Negeen Yazdi have been promoted from VP of Acquisitions to SVP of Acquisitions and VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions to SVP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, respectively. Jennifer Malloy continues as Director of Acquisitions and Co- Productions.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Harvey and David,” said Gooder. “I think we share very similar taste in movies, and I feel I can make an important contribution to the continued growth of the company.”

Said Guando and Yazdi, “We are excited to welcome Mark to our team. We are really looking forward to working together as we continue to build an exciting slate for TWC.”

Glasser added, “Mark has a proven history for smart and strategic choices when it comes to choosing quality titles, and Dan and Negeen have been responsible for building the incredible slate we have. There is so much to come from our studio, and this team will undoubtedly lead us there.”

Gooder was CEO of LA-based Icon Productions since 2006 and he launched Icon Australia in 2000.