TWC executive Robert Walak is to depart the company this week, Screen has confirmed.
TWC executive Robert Walak is to depart the company this week, Screen has confirmed, after deciding not to renew his contract.
The London-based president/managing director Europe, production, acquisitions and television joined the company in 2013.
The executive will take some time off to spend with family but is then likely to take up a UK-based job.
Walak played a central role in the acquisitions of Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Todd Haynes’ awards season hopeful Carol and the 2016 Garth Davis-directed Lion.
The former Momentum executive was tasked with growing TWC’s European high-end TV footprint and helped acquire the likes of Peaky Blinders, Gomorrah, War And Peace and Baltasar Kormakur’s Icelandic crime drama Trapped.
During his tenure at Momentum, Walak oversaw the acquisitions of The King’s Speech and The Woman In Black for the UK.
This summer Radius partners Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and TWC svp of production Julie Rapaport also left the New York-based company.
The news was first reported by Deadline.