Departing Weinstein Distribution Wiz Erik Lomis Setting Up New Distribution Venture For Megan Ellison
Weinstein Co. distribution chief Erik Lomis is leaving the company after five years in the post. He’s headed to Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures label for a new executive role of which distribution will be one of his oversees. Lomis has been courted for a few executive positions, and his name even came up for the Regal head film buyer job, which Mike Viane vacated. Lomis recently masterminded the rollout of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, breathing life into the dormant 70MM projector technology. Insiders confirm that Lomis is not renewing contract at TWC.