Robert Katz Named President of Dimension Films

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He was most recently president of production at the Film Dept., which shuttered in May.

Robert Katz has been named president of Dimension Films, the Weinstein Co. announced Wednesday. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Bob Weinstein.

"I am excited to be part of the Dimension team and honored to support Bob's vision," Katz said.

Katz was president of production at the Film Dept., which closed its doors in May due to financing issues, and exec vp production at the Yari Film Group, where his credits included The Illusionist, Crash and The Painted Veil

Weinstein said, "We are thrilled to have Robert join us at Dimension. He is a great addition to the company, and I look forward to a long, successful relationship with him in the position as president of Dimension Films."

Katz also worked on Law Abiding Citizen, One Hour Photo and Seabiscuit.