Donna Gigliotti Named President of Production at Weinstein Co.
Producer Donna Gigliotti is joining the Weinstein Co. as president of production. The appointment reteams her with Bob and Harvey Weinstein, with whom she worked as executive vp of Miramax Films from 1993-96.
Gigliotti will work directly with the Weinsteins and will also produce several films for the company, beginning with "I Don't Know How She Does It," starring Sarah Jessica Parker, which begins filming Jan. 17.
She is currently overseeing "My Week With Marilyn," starring Michelle Williams, which is shooting in the U.K., and will produce David O. Russell’s "Silver Linings Playbook" in the latter half of 2011.
“Donna’s a great producer who filmmakers love,” Harvey Weinstein said. “She has impeccable taste but she’s tough-minded and practical too. I’m looking forward to sharing with her at the Weinstein Co. the same kind of success we celebrated together at Miramax.”
Gigliotti won as Oscar as one of the producers of Miramax's best picture winner "Shakespeare in Love" in 1999 and was also nominated for a best picture Oscar for the Weinstein Co.'s "The Reader."
Gigliotti, who began her career as an assistant to Martin Scorsese, was director of acquisitions for United Artists’ UA Classics and was one of the co-founders of Orion Classics when it launched in the '80s. After her stint at Miramax, she became a producer and then segued into the post of president of production for USA Films.
She most recently produced "Let Me In," the English-language remake of the Swedish film "Let the Right One In."