Weinstein Co. Promotes Negeen Yazdi and Dan Guando to Heads of Production, Acquisiton

Executives “have a brilliant eye for the exact caliber of film and television content,” Harvey Weinstein said

The Weinstein Company has promoted Negeen Yazdi to president of International Production and Dan Guando to executive vice president of Acquisitions, Production & Development, the company announced Friday.

Both are years-long staffers at the company, which counts chairmen in filmmaking brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein.

“Negeen and Dan have a brilliant eye for the exact caliber of film and television content that fits with the TWC name. We’re so proud to have had them here over the years and look forward to continuing the journey with them in acquiring and producing great entertainment,” Harvey Weinstein said in a joint statement with COO David Glasser.

Yazdi has handled production on recent titles like “Woman in Gold,” “Tulip Fever” and “Adam Jones,” in addition to high profile acquisitions like Oscar hopeful “The Imitation Game” and Michael Fassbender‘s “Macbeth.”

Likewise, Guando has shepherded the acquisition of dozens of movies like Best Picture sweeper “The Artist,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Bully,” “Snowpiercer” and “Blue Valentine.”

Yazdi will continue representing TWC at major film festivals (including 2015 Sundance, which runs through Feb. 1) and markets and will manage the film and television development slate out of Europe. Guando, who has been with the Weinstein brothers since the days of Miramax, will oversee festival programming and continuing in addition to management duties.