Miramax announced today that independent producer David Thwaites has joined the company in the newly-created position of Vice President, Film, effectively immediately. Reporting to Zanne Devine, Executive Vice President of Film & TV, Thwaites will head Miramax’s burgeoning film production and development activities, as the studio continues its push into all new content areas, including film, television, acquisitions and co-productions.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the fantastic team at Miramax,” Thwaites said. “I can’t wait to begin working on Miramax’s rich and diverse development slate, and I look forward to bringing in new projects for all of us to dive into.”
Added Devine, “We are very excited to boost our growing production and development activities with an industry executive of David’s caliber. David has great network reach, creative intuition and production savvy.”
Thwaites most recently produced CROUCHING TIGER II: THE GREEN DESTINY. He also served as co-president of production at Phoenix Pictures, where he led the development of many projects, nurturing relationships with writers, directors and actors. During his tenure at Phoenix he produced and executive produced films such as Academy Award-nominated BLACK SWAN, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, SHANGHAI, LICENSE TO WED, MISS POTTER and ALL THE KING’S MEN.
Thwaites received his BA from the University of London, and is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television.
Up next for Miramax is MR. HOLMES directed by Academy Award® winner Bill Condon and starring Academy Award® nominees Ian McKellen and Laura Linney, which Miramax will release domestically with Roadside Attractions on July 17, 2015. THE 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX with Jamie Dornan ( 50 SHADES OF GREY ), Aaron Paul ( Breaking Bad ) and Sarah Gadon ( DRACULA UNTOLD ) is also in the release pipeline.