Clifford Werber, a former senior exec at 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros, has been tapped as president of the motion picture group for Worldview Entertainment, an indie that finances, produces and acquires feature films which has a five-year multi-pic partnership with The Weinstein Company. Werber will report to Worldview’s chairman and CEO Christopher Woodrow and COO Molly Conners.
Werber worked for many years in structuring financial deals at the studios and is well-known around town and on the major festival circuits like the Cannes Film Festival. He coordinated equity film financing deals with companies such as Alcon Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures and Morgan Creek Prods, Lightstorm Entertainment at Warner Bros, and Lightstorm Entertainment at Fox. He’s adept at production and finance deals and understands the international markets well.
Worldview has already come on board to co-finance four upcoming TWC films including Justin Chadwick’s period drama Tulip Fever, which stars Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan (Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Alicia Vikander; and Simon Curtis’ drama The Woman In Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Both features will go before the cameras this month.