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Top Publicist Dani Weinstein Leaves Weinstein Company

Longtime publicity head exits after nearly two decades with the indie giants

Dani Weinstein, who has worked at The Weinstein Company as the president of publicity for more than 16 years, is leaving the company, TheWrap has learned.

The news comes as the company announced a host of promotions within the film company’s publicity department: Nicole Quenqua, operating out of New York, and Los Angeles-based Marguerite Michael have been named co-heads of TWC Publicity.

TWC-Dimension also promoted Pantea Ghaderi to executive vice president of publicity. She has been with the company for 10 years, and will continue to oversee publicity for all television projects.

“To say that Dani will be missed is an understatement,” Harvey Weinstein said in a statement obtained by TheWrap.

“I know that I speak for my brother and David [Glasser] when I say that Dani has been an invaluable member of our team for over 16 years,” Harvey Weinstein said. “She’s not just one of my executives, but she’s been my heart. She has an eye for acquisitions, marketing, business — you name it — she’s been a multi-talented asset here.”

Up next for Quenqua and Michael is the publicity campaign and strategy for TWC’s August release, “Hands of Stone,” about legendary boxer Roberto Duran. The company’s fall movies include awards hopefuls “Lion” and “The Founder.”

The two have run the campaigns for Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight,” Oscar Best Picture winner “The Artist,” “Silver Linings Playbook” (for which Jennifer Lawrence won a Best Actress Oscar), Antoine Fuqua‘s “Southpaw,” “Django Unchained” and “Fruitvale Station.”

Ghaderi will be in charge of the company’s upcoming “Gold,” opening Christmas Day and starring Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez, “Amityville: The Awakening,” “War With Grandpa” starring Robert De Niro and “Six Billion Dollar Man” starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Damián Szifrón.

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