[Update 5/17: The Weinstein Company has confirmed our story, announcing that Dylan Sellers has been named President of U.S. Production, Acquisitions, and Development. Sellers will operate out of TWC’s LA office, where he will oversee all film projects in development as well as acquisition titles, and continue building the studio’s slate. As part of his new role, Sellers will also be involved in television production for Weinstein Television. The Tracking Board’s original scoop can be found below.]
Nearly three years after he left the Weinstein Company to return to his producing roots, Dylan Sellers is coming back as TWC’s president of production, insiders tell the Tracking Board.
Sellers and a representative for the Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to requests for comment. It’s unclear if Sellers’ deal has closed or what his formal title will be, as he previously had oversight of TWC acquisitions as well.
Sellers first joined the Weinstein Company from Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne’s Unique Pictures back in January 2012. He spent three years at TWC, working on such films as John Wells’ August: Osage County and Ted Melfi’s St. Vincent, and he stepped down from his post in September 2014 when his contract expired.
Since then, Sellers executive produced the Weinstein Company films Southpaw and Burnt, as well as the Screen Gems thriller When the Bough Breaks. He also produced the indie comedy Where’s the Money starring Kat Graham and social media sensations Andrew Bachelor and Logan Paul.
Sellers’ return to TWC mirrors that of Kevin McCormick, who recently returned to Warner Bros. as EVP of production and senior advisor after stepping away from the executive ranks for several years. Stay tuned for an official announcement from Harvey Weinstein…
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief