Bob and Harvey Weinsteincontinued to ramp up activities at The Weinstein Company yesterday [June 15],naming three key executives ahead of the October launch.
Colin Vaines will serve asexecutive vice president of European production and development, Tim Clawsonhas been named executive vice president of physical and post-production, andIrwin Reiter has been named executive vice president of accounting andfinancial reporting.
All three will work at bothMiramax and The Weinstein Company until Sept 30 when the Weinstein's Miramaxcontract with Disney ends. From Oct 1 the executives will become full-timeemployees at The Weinstein Company.
Based in London andreporting to Harvey, Vaines originally joined Miramax in 1999 as executive vicepresident of development and in 2002 moved to the company's UK offices asexecutive vice-president of European production and development.
Prior to that he oversawdevelopment for Columbia Pictures and David Puttnam's production company,Enigma.
Clawson will be based in LosAngeles and will report to Bob and Harvey Weinstein and the heads ofproduction, who will be named in the coming weeks.
He joined Miramax in 2002 asexecutive vice president of physical and post-production and previously servedat Propaganda Films/Polygram Filmed Entertainment.
Reiter has worked with theWeinsteins at Miramax since 1989 and played an instrumental role in theoriginal deal when Disney acquired Miramax in 1993.
Based in New York City, hewill report to both brothers. Prior to Miramax he served at Tri-Star Pictures.
Attorney Richard Heller ofFrankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz negotiated on behalf of Colin Vaines, andAttorney Michael I Adler of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler negotiatedon behalf of Tim Clawson.
Attorney James Janowitz ofPryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn negotiated on behalf of Irwin Reiter. JohnLogigian negotiated on behalf of The Weinstein Company.