Magazine article Screen International

Robert Walak Joins TWC

Magazine article Screen International

Robert Walak Joins TWC

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Alliance exec to oversee UK operations for The Weinstein Company (TWC); Negeen Yazdi promoted.

Former Alliance Films executive Robert Walak has joined TWC to head and oversee the outfit's UK operations.

Walak joins as president/MD for Europe, production, acquisitions and television.

London-based TWC exec Negeen Yazdi has been promoted to executive vice president, Europe, acquisitions and co-productions.

"We're absolutely thrilled to have Robert and Negeen teaming together in London," said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein.

"They both have a staggering amount of experience working alongside some of the most intelligent and esteemed directors, writers, and acting talent in the film and TV industry. Their collaborative effort will no doubt prove an invaluable asset to the company not just in Europe, but across the board."

"This is indeed a very exciting time to be joining the Weinstein Company," commented Walak. …

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