Dani Weinstein, the longtime president of publicity at The Weinstein Company, who has worked for her boss Harvey Weinstein for 16 years, is leaving her post, Variety has learned.
TWC is set to announce that Nicole Quenqua and Marguerite Michael, two current staffers in the department, will share the title of co-heads of publicity. Quenqua will head up the organization’s New York office while Michael will oversee Los Angeles.
Additionally, Pantea Ghaderi will be promoted to executive vice president of publicity for TWC-Dimension, the company’s genre label that specializes in horror movies.
Dani Weinstein began her role overseeing publicity at TWC in 2012, where she managed the rollout for such high-profile Oscar favorites as “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Butler,” and “The Imitation Game.” Her name is synonymous with the Weinstein Company, and not just became she shares a last name with her boss (they aren’t related). She had previously worked for 11 years for Harvey and his brother Bob at Miramax and TWC, which she left for the first time in 2010 for a two-year stint at ID-PR. During that time, she continued to consult on TWC projects.
At TWC, she reported to Harvey and COO David Glasser.
“To say that Dani will be missed is an understatement,” Harvey Weinstein said in a statement. “I know that I speak for my brother and David when I say that Dani has been an invaluable member of our team for over 16 years. She’s not just one of my executives, but she’s been my heart. She has an eye for acquisitions, marketing, business — you name it — she’s been a multi-talented asset here.”
The Weinstein Co. announced last year that it will be cutting back on releasing as many independent films to focus more on its TV division. “The movies we do have will still get super attention, but we’re not longer doing 15, 20 films each year,” Harvey Weinstein continued in his statement. “That’s the luxury of a 515-film library in addition to the blowout success of our television division that’s on fire. I know that Dani is entrepreneurial and wants to do the same in her own career.”