As the indie world keeps turning, more execs keep moving. Following the exit of long-time Lionsgate publicity chief Sarah Greenberg Roberts, who went to work for Harvey Weinstein in New York where her husband is based, Julie Fontaine is taking her place, reporting to Lionsgate marketing president Tim Palen. The PR veteran Fontaine had handled publicity for Miramax's Daniel Battsek, then moved over to big Disney, where she worked on Miramax leftover The Tempest as well as Oscar campaigns for Tron: Legacy, Secretariat and Toy Story 3. She also took on campaigns for upcoming DreamWorks pictures.
Film News Briefs looks at the raft of new senior execs at The Weinstein Co.:
The Weinstein Company announced that Erik Lomis has joined the company as president of theatrical distribution and home entertainment. In his new position, Lomis will oversee the theatrical distribution slate for TWC and Dimension Films. Lomis joins other execs brought in by Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein and their COO David Glasser. The new executive team includes Academy Award-winning producer Donna Gigliotti as president of production; Miramax production veteran Meryl Poster as president of television; Sarah Greenberg Roberts as president of publicity; and Peter Lawson, who re-upped as executive vice president, acquisitions & co-productions.