negeen yazdi

EXCLUSIVE: Negeen Yazdi, Senior Vice President, Film Development & Production at Fifth Season, is departing the corporate. The well-liked veteran exec has been with Fifth Season (previously generally known as Endeavor Content) for the previous six years, serving to to construct its movie slate and managing the movie improvement group alongside Dan Guando. Deadline understands that her departure is amicable and that she’s going to stay hooked up to pick out initiatives in an govt producer capability. It can also be understood that is unrelated to the recent staff cuts at Fifth Season, which had been spurred on because of the impression of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Yazdi, who is thought for her style and filmmaker relationships, championed such Fifth Season footage as John Carney’s Flora and Son

, and the Academy Award-nominated The Lost Daughter from Maggie Gyllenhaal. Across her tenure, she helped helped construct a strong pipeline of initiatives which led to the movie division’s slate of greater than 30 options additionally together with William Oldroyd’s Eileen, Michael Bay’s Ambulance, Destin Daniel Cretton’s Just Mercy, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda-starrer 80 For Brady and the Book Club franchise.

Prior to becoming a member of Fifth Season, Yazdi served as President of International Production and Acquisitions at The Weinstein Company, the place she oversaw such movies as Oscar winner The Imitation Game, Oscar nominees Lion and Philomena and Helen Mirren-starrer Woman in Gold. Previously, she was Director of International Production and Acquisitions at Universal Pictures International. 

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