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Dan Guando Exits Weinstein Company as Production, Acquisitions President

After 12 years with Harvey, SVPs Brendon Boyea and Jennifer Malloy will split Guando’s role

Weinstein Company President of Production and Acquisitions Dan Guando has resigned his post, the indie studio announced late Thursday.

The executive behind original productions and splashy festival buys like “The Imitation Game” and “Carol” will see his role split and assumed by current senior vice presidents Brendon Boyea and Jennifer Malloy.

Both will report to the head of international production and acquisitions, Negeen Yazdi, who is currently on maternity leave. 

There is no word on what Guando’s next move will be.

News of Guando’s exit comes just hours after news came that the company’s longtime publicity head Dani Weinstein (no relation to founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein) would step down for the second time, having been on board as a head of corporate communications since 2012.

Harvey Weinstein had high praise for Guando. “Dan has been my right hand for the last 12 years. He started as my assistant, and immediately had the brilliant eye of a producer,” he said in a statement. “He had an innate sense for every facet of the industry. He’s one of the most well rounded executives in the industry and one of the best, most decent human beings I know.”

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the team and take on bigger roles at TWC. We have great projects already in pre-production and there’s no better place than TWC to continue creating the highest caliber content in entertainment” Boyea and Malloy added.

In addition to the staffing news, TWC announced several development titles optioned for features, including the Kerry Kilcannon Series (“No Safe Space,” “Protect and Defend” and “Balance of Power”) and two crossover novels, “The Final Judgment” and “Conviction.”

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