Miramax, which last year set a deal with Bob and Harvey Weinstein to spearhead new productions from the library they built, hired vet Zanne Devine to be exec veep of production and development She reports to chairman Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., and Miramax CEO, Steve Schoch. She will acquire, produce and develop film and TV projects for the library driven company. She has worked with Miramax as a producer and strategic advisor on production and she’s leading the charge on such projects as a TV series based on Martin Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York, another from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn and the Max Minghella-scripted The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax, a project originated by Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack. She will also be a liason in the TWC projects.
“We are very excited to make Zanne’s relationship with Miramax official as we enter what we believe will be a significant expansionary period for the company,” said Barrack. “Zanne brings tremendous strength as an award-winning film producer and seasoned entertainment executive with passion and vision for current projects and the future of Miramax. We look forward to Zanne’s input and contributions as Miramax commits itself to creating content that supports its return to prominence as a major supplier of new, smart, provocative, quality entertainment.”