Platnick to ankle as prexy of pic division

Guber mulls replacement

Mandalay Pictures’ movie division prexy Adam Platnick, who held that post for nearly six years, has elected to ankle the company when his contract expires early this summer.

Mandalay chairman Peter Guber and Platnick described the split as “amicable.” Guber added that Platnick had “reached a fork in the road” and needed to move on.

Guber also said that he is in the process of deciding whether he will bring someone into Mandalay to replace Platnick or fill the gap by making adjustments within the current staff.

Works in progress

Before he ankles, Platnick will continue his work at Mandalay Pictures: He will assist in completing the domestic and international release of “Enemy at the Gates,” starring Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, and Bob Hoskins; post-production on “The Score,” starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando and Angela Bassett; and principal photography on “Servicing Sara,” starring Elizabeth Hurley and Matthew Perry.

“My work at Mandalay, including the projects we are completing now, has been very rewarding and I am proud of our accomplishments,” said Platnick in a statement. “While I will greatly miss the people at Mandalay, I’m looking forward to new opportunities.”

It is unclear what those new opportunities are.

While Platnick served as prexy, Mandalay Pictures released such pics as “Donnie Brasco,” “Seven Years In Tibet,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Sleepy Hollow.”

“We wish Adam nothing but success in his future projects,” Guber said. “His tremendous talents have been a significant contributor to the success of our company. We are fortunate to have a very strong team of executives in place to continue our work.”

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