EXCLUSIVE: After three years as president of production and acquisitions at The Weinstein Company, Dylan Sellers will be leaving the company and transitioning back to producing films. His contract’s up; he won’t have a producing deal at TWC, but might produce a film or two there as he sets up his next course. Sellers is working out those details right now with TWC COO David Glasser, who’ll soon be looking for an executive to fill that prexy role.
Sellers moved to TWC from Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne’s Unique Pictures, and given how strong and intense a presence Harvey Weinstein is on the production and acquisition fronts, three years in that job is a pretty good run. He was involved in such pics as August: Osage County and the upcoming St. Vincent, the Theodore Melfi-directed comedy that stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy and which got a rousing reception in Toronto.
Insiders said that Sellers wasn’t fired, but that a mutual decision was made that he would be happier on a movie set than behind a desk. In the three years he was there, the homegrown productions have grown to where the company is making four to six films a year and acquiring roughly that many.