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TWC taps Mark Gooder for Oz role

Exec to be prexy of acquisitions/Australia operations

Drawing on his Aussie expertise, the Weinstein Company has tapped former Icon Prods. CEO Mark Gooder as the new prexy of acquisitions/Australia operations.

Gooder will begin in his new role at the Toronto Film Festival, TWC said Wednesday.

TWC also announced the promotions of Dan Guando and Negeen Yazdi to senior VP of acquisitions and senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions, respectively.

Gooder, who has served as Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Los Angeles-based Icon’s CEO since 2006, started the company’s Australian division in 2000.

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