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CANNES: Worldview Bolsters Executive Ranks Following Weinstein Deal

On the heels of signing a five-year alliance with the Weinstein Co., Worldview Entertainment has hired industry vet Clifford Werber as president of its motion picture group.

Werber, who is joining the company on the eve of Cannes, was a senior executive in charge of worldwide co-productions and acquisitions at 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. He also structured and coordinated equity film financing deals for Alcon Entertainment, Lightstorm Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures and Morgan Creek Productions and was an architect of the studios’ local-language film strategies.

Werber reports to Worldview topper Christopher Woodrow and chief operating officer Molly Conners, helping to oversee film finance, production and distribution.

Worldview and TWC announced their five-year deal on May 7. Worldview is already co-financing four upcoming Weinstein films: “Tulip Fever,” starring Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan and Alicia Vikander; Simon Curtis’ “The Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds; and two additional titles that will be announced at Cannes.

The deal calls for TWC to provide Worldview with at least four domestic theatrical and ancillary distribution slots per year with P&A commitments. TWC will also act as sales agent on a number of Worldview films.

Worldview’s “The Search,” directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening, will premiere in competition at Cannes. The company is also financing John Hillcoat’s crime thriller “Triple Nine,” starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie and Aaron Paul.

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