The Weinstein Company will have a few extra pair of boots from their old company Miramax on the snowy ground of the Sundance Film Festival. Harvey and Bob are close to naming Peter Lawson as the new head of acquisitions and co-productions, and Lucas Webb to spearhead UK acquisitions and co-productions for The Weinstein Co. Both execs are close to extricating themselves from Miramax. They became available following Disney’s downsizing of the prestige shingle once owned by the Weinsteins. I’m told that by the time the Sundance Festival gets going this weekend, both Lawson and Webb should be functioning in their new posts and looking for films to acquire for TWC. The hires buck the recent tide of layoffs in a restructuring campaign that has brought the TWC roster down to under 100 employees. Lawson replaces Eric Robinson, who just exited, and Webb replaces Rhodi Thomas, who left during the last downsizing about six months ago.
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