Saperstein exit complete

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Richard Saperstein's long-expected exit as Dimension Films president of production is finally official.

In July, Dimension parent Weinstein Co. denied that Saperstein had been fired (HR 7/14). Late Wednesday, the company issued a statement saying the exec and the company "have decided to sever their relationship."

The long goodbye suggests the parties involved needed the extra time to reach a settlement on Saperstein's existing contract.

During his tenure at Dimension, Saperstein was involved with the summer horror hits "1408" and "Halloween" and such upcoming films as Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's "The Mist."

Saperstein declined comment on the circumstances surrounding his exit, saying only, "I'm proud of what we accomplished at Dimension during my time there, and I'm looking forward to future challenges."
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