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Lynn Harris has joined Global Road Entertainment as president of worldwide production.
The veteran production executive arrives from Weimaraner Republic Pictures, a film and television production company she co-founded with Matti Leshem in 2014. Weimaraner is home of The Shallows, among other titles. She previously was a top executive at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Harris will report to Global Road chairman/CEO Rob Friedman. She’ll oversee the day-to-day development and production of the studio’s film slate.
“Lynn has seen tremendous success as both a producer and senior level studio executive and having the ability to harness her breadth of experience is a significant win for our growing global content studio,” Friedman said in a statement. “As we continue to ramp up and unite our film operations we will look to Lynn to help populate our slate and identify projects that we can distribute directly and through our partners worldwide.”
Added Harris: “Rob is a true industry leader whose work I’ve admired for years and I’m thrilled to be joining him as he sets a new course for Global Road. We are in a moment of tremendous and exciting change in the entertainment industry overall, but quality, entertaining content will always win and I look forward to creating a slate that addresses the needs of the global audience.”
Last month, Tang Media Partners Entertainment rebranded Global Road after acquiring Open Road Films, IM Global and IM Global Television.
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