Lantern Entertainment Signs On Trio of Consultants

Steve Beeks, Alexa Platt and Lauren Zalaznick will advise the company as it takes over the Weinstein Co. assets.

As it closes its deal to acquire the Weinstein Co., Lantern Entertainment has engaged Steve Beeks, Alexa Platt and Lauren Zalaznick as consultants, it was announced today by Lantern Capital Partners’ cofounders Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic.

Beeks, a former co-president and co-COO of Lionsgate Entertainment, Alexa Platt, who was previously chief financial officer of Open Road Films, and Zalaznick, who has served as an executive vp at NBCUniversal, will advise the company as its gears up its development, production and distribution operations.

The Weinstein Co. sale to Lantern cleared a final hurdle July 5 when TWC reached an agreement with unsecured creditors, allowing Lantern Capital to buy the company in bankruptcy for $289 million.

"As we close this transaction in the coming days, these industry experts will help us implement a thoughtful strategy to launch Lantern Entertainment," Mitchell and Brajovic said in a statement about the industry veterans who they have enlisted. "We have such tremendous respect for Alexa, Lauren and Steve. This further underscores our commitment to engage the best in the business in this formative stage of the new company."

More to come.

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