Witt moving to Weinstein


Renee Witt has joined the Weinstein Co. as senior vp production.

Witt, who will be based in New York, will work with co-president of production Michael Cole and co-chairman Harvey Weinstein as well as writers and filmmakers on the development of Weinstein Co.'s slate. She also will oversee the production of certain projects.

Witt most recently was senior vp at Laura Ziskin Prods., where she was responsible for acquiring and overseeing such projects as "The Crimson Petal and the White," "How I Paid for College" and "Me and My Monster." Before that, she spent nine years at New Line, where she rose through the ranks to vp development and production, overseeing such projects as "The Notebook," "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" and "Freddy vs. Jason."

She also was instrumental in the company acquiring the New York Times best-seller "The Time Traveler's Wife," which is set to begin production in the fall with Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana starring.

"Renee's taste and experience will fit in perfectly with the diverse sensibilities of our team and the wide range of projects that are on our slate," Cole said. "Her relationships and reputation are stellar, and her addition makes an already outstanding production team that much stronger."