Dylan Sellers is returning to The Weinstein Company as President of Production, a job he held previously before exiting to produce films.
He first joined TWC from Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne’s Unique Pictures in 2012. He had a three-year stint at TWC where he worked across titles such as August: Osage County and St. Vincent.
Sellers stepped down from the company in 2014 after his contract expired.
Here’s the Weinstein release announcing the reteam, and Sellers’ new title President of U.S. Production, Acquisitions, and Development:
The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that former TWC alum, Dylan Sellers, will return to the studio and resume his previous role as President of US Production, Acquisitions, and Development. The announcement was made by TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein and COO and President David Glasser. Seller’s position is effective immediately.
Sellers will operate out of the studio’s LA office, where he will oversee all TWC film projects in development, acquisition titles, and continue building the studio’s slate. As part of his new role, Sellers will also be involved in television production for the ever expanding Weinstein Television slate. Negeen Yazdi will continue as President of International Production and Acquisitions from the London office.
Previously, Sellers served as TWC President of Production from 2011 to 2014. During that time, Sellers oversaw production of such titles as Academy Award® nominated August: Osage Count, Golden Globe nominated St. Vincent, and the Antoine Fuqua helmed Southpaw. Sellers was also very involved in the acquisitions and development of upcoming TWC titles The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, and Untouchable starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, and Nicole Kidman.
Prior to his time at TWC Sellers was a senior production exec for Bob Shaye and Michael Lynn’s Warner Bros-based Unique Features. His producing credits include Footloose, A Cinderella Story, Agent Cody Banks, The Replacements, The Paper, The Music of Chance and Passenger 57. Sellers is currently involved in various projects, including the pre-production of the Jim Sheridan film, H Block, starring Pierce Brosnan, Cillian Murphy, and Jamie Dornan.
TWC co-chairman, Harvey Weinstein commented: “It’s always a great feeling to welcome our TWC alum back home. At such an exciting time in film with so much innovation and creativity, Dylan’s exceptional sense of film and television fits seamlessly with the quality TWC is known for. Negeen has always done a brilliant job leading the team from London and we’re thrilled to have Dylan back as her partner. The strongest chapter of his TWC career is yet to come.”
Commented Sellers: “TWC has so many amazing projects already in production. I’m excited to rejoin the team and continue developing such high caliber films long associated with The Weinstein Company name.”
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