Weinstein Company names Solomon as COO


MUMBAI: Lee Solomon has been named chief operating officer of The Weinstein Company. This was announced by company co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
Using his experience in entertainment finance, negotiations, acquisitions, and global content distribution, Solomon will serve as a key strategic architect, overseeing all operational and financial aspects of the company, with the specific mandate of continuing to build up the company’s multitiered success since its inception two years ago.
Specifically, Solomon will advise and direct the Company in its investments and priorities related to movies, television, emerging technologies and other new business ventures. He will work from The Weinstein Company’s offices in New York City and will report directly to Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
“Lee will be an extremely valuable addition to The Weinstein Company team,” stated Bob and Harvey Weinstein. “He is an exceptionally well respected executive, who brings a wealth of financial and industry experience to the position. His institutional and historical understanding of our business, coupled with his reputation in entertainment finance will be a huge asset in ensuring that TWC continues to boldly grow and build. We are very pleased to have brought such an attractive talent to the Company and look forward to seeing his skills utilized in the future.”
“In just two years, the Weinsteins have created a diverse and successful multi-tiered business model and I am so pleased to have an opportunity to help ensure that the momentum continues to move forward,” stated Solomon. “Bob and Harvey are two of the most accomplished and focused executives in the entertainment industry and they have created one of the best senior teams around. I have tremendous respect for the kind of Company they have all created, the vision that they defined and the great potential for the future.”