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A day before the 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicks off, Miramax has hired a new executive on the acquisitions and co-productions front.
Rosanne Korenberg, who was an exec producer on the company’s upcoming thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax, has been named senior vp acquisitions and co-productions, reporting to exec vp Zanne Devine.
According to Miramax, Korenberg is tasked with identifying and pursuing content for the Miramax slate. She also will look for co-production opportunities related to the company’s library.
“Through our work together, including The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Ro has already shown her ability to be an integral part of our team,” Devine said in a statement. “We look forward to Ro putting her impressive track record, extensive network and her vision to work for Miramax across a broader array of exciting new projects as we continue to build the Miramax brand.”
Korenberg, who already was a strategic consultant on productions and acquisitions for the company, arrives with a solid indie pedigree. She was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award for best movie as a producer of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden‘s Half Nelson and was an exec producer on Hard Candy, the Ellen Page breakout thriller.
Most recently, Korenberg was an executive producer on award-winning web series Replay for Caviar Content, which was picked up as a TV series by Fox Sports. Earlier in her career, she worked in acquisitions as an exec at 20th Century Fox and Constantin Film.
Miramax has been ramping up its slate and activities. The company partnered with Screen Gems for the Josh Gad-Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer and will premiere its mystery/crime/drama Mr. Holmes, directed by Bill Condon and starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney, at next month’s Berlin International Film Festival. Roadside Attractions is releasing the movie.
Louis Drax, which stars Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon, is in postproduction.
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