Magazine article Screen International

Weinsteins Poach Magnolia Duo for Digital Distribution Venture

Magazine article Screen International

Weinsteins Poach Magnolia Duo for Digital Distribution Venture

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Former Magnolia Pictures executives Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have joined Harvey and Bob Weinsteins' upstart division and will attend Toronto in their new roles. Meanwhile Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said the company intended to remain "vibrant" and expected to make an announcement on Wednesday.

The new TWC division will aim to become a "marquee destination" and distribute titles across multiple platforms in a day-and-date strategy pioneered by the likes of IFC Films and Quinn and Janego's former employers at Magnolia. It is anticipated the slate will kick off in the first half of 2012.

Former Magnolia svp Quinn had been keen to branch out for some time and is understood to have left on good terms with his former colleagues. He and former Magnolia head of business and legal affairs Janego will serve as co-presidents of the as-yet-untitled venture and oversee content and distribution strategies, production and acquisitions. …

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