Weinstein appoints Lionsgate’s Ortenberg as theatrical films president

Mumbai: The Weinstein Company (TWC) has appointed Tom Ortenberg as president of theatrical films.

As president of theatrical films, he will be involved in all aspects of domestic theatrical releases, including acquisitions, distribution, marketing and publicity of theatrical motion picture product released by both the TWC and Dimension banners.

The announcement was made by TWC co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

Ortenberg will begin his new position next week in TWC’s Los Angeles office, reporting to Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

"Tom’s arrival at the company is a major coup for us," said Bob and Harvey. "His instincts, wide knowledge of all parts of the industry and impeccable track record are unbelievably good fortune for us as we prepare to release some of the biggest and most exciting films we’ve made, including Inglorious Basterds and Nine. He has the rare combination of being a truly multi-talented executive with creativity, business acumen, strong talent relationships and was a pioneering force for our friends at Lionsgate with his proven leadership skills. He’s the consummate professional, who’s bringing his years of experience to the company, and we are confident that his expertise will continue to further the success of The Weinstein Company and strengthen our existing executive pool."

"I am honored to join Bob and Harvey who are essentially the creators of the modern independent film business," said Ortenberg. "I look forward to working with the very talented executive team and doing my part in helping the company in their continued growth and success."