David Glasser's 101 Studios Names James Allen Head of Acquisitions

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In a twinned move, Tom Prince is joining the new company as exec vp physical production.

David Glasser and David Hutkin's new 101 Studios has found its top acquisitions and physical production chiefs.

James Allen is joining the company as head of acquisitions. He'll oversee all aspects of curating, building and maintaining the studio’s growing roster of film and television projects.

Tom Prince will serve as exec vp physical production, managing the company's film and TV slate.

Both men worked with Glasser at the The Weinstein Co., where Glasser did a long stint as president and COO before the company went into bankruptcy following the downfall of Harvey Weinstein.

“It’s an honor to have such seasoned professionals joining the 101 Studios ranks. The addition of James and Tom reflects our efforts to create first-class content, as they will play an integral role in the continued growth of our studio,” Glasser and Hutkin said in a statement.

Glasser is CEO of 101 Studios, while Hutkin is COO.

At TWC, Allen most recently served as exec vp acquisitions and production, acquiring such titles as The Founder and Wind River.

Prince has worked in physical production at various studios for three decades, including at TWC.

101 Studios launched earlier this year with over $300 million in financing from billionaire Ron Burkle and other financiers, and recently closed a $28.5 million television deal with Viacom for the first and second seasons of Yellowstone, the Taylor Sheridan modern-day western drama starring Kevin Costner. Yellowstone airs on Viacom’s Paramount cable network and was the second-highest-rated drama program on cable in its first year.