Former Weinstein Company exec Robert Walak has joined Universal Pictures International Productions as co-managing director alongside Los Angeles-based managing director Peter Kujawski. Deadline confirmed the news last week after we broke Walak’s ankling from TWC and were asked to hold while the exec took a few days off for a family holiday. Walak will begin in the role in December and report to Universal chairman Donna Langley.
While at TWC, Walak acquired titles including Carol, Macbeth, Paddington and The Imitation Game. He also helped push the company into scripted drama and is an exec producer on their upcoming collaboration with the BBC, War And Peace.
Prior to joining the company, Walak was SVP Acquisitions and Production at Alliance Films/Momentum Pictures, driving projects for acquisition and co-financing/production for the UK, Spain and Canada including The King’s Speech, The Woman In Black and the Twilight franchise.