He will be leaving Fox at the end of the year and report to Annapurna founder and CEO Ellison. Weinstock will oversee development and production for the company.
Weinstock joined Fox in 2014 after leaving Sony Pictures, where he worked on Annapurna Films’ “American Hustle” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Annapurna is in post-production on a Detroit riots movie with Kathryn Bigelow directing and John Boyega starring; Richard Linklater’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”; and a Zelda Fitzgerald biopic with Imagine Entertainment.
“We are thrilled that Marc is bringing his creative mind and entrepreneurial passion to his new role at Annapurna Pictures,” said Ellison in a statement issued Monday. “Throughout his impressive career, Marc has shown a deep love and tremendous strategic understanding of all facets of filmmaking and artistry. I could not think of anyone else I trust more to help grow and promote our ever evolving slate of projects.”
Weinstock is the latest Fox exec to depart following Stacey Snider replacing Jim Gianopulos as studio chief. Pamela Levine came on board last month as president of worldwide theatrical marketing, replacing Paul Hanneman; communications chief Chris Petrikin announced his departure on Oct. 27.
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While at Fox, Weinstock oversaw campaigns for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Maze Runner” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “The Peanuts Movie,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant,” and “Trolls.”
“I am so excited to begin working with Megan and the talented team at Annapurna Pictures,” Weinstock said. As producers of some of my personal favorite films, Annapurna has demonstrated its exquisite tastes by consistently creating rich and original content across genres and championing the visions of its filmmakers. The opportunity to help lead and bring in the most imaginative content, elevated storytelling, and innovative artists to this company— well, that is truly my dream job.”
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.