The Indian film and television company Wes & Mines has named Thomas Grabinski as its head of development.
The newly created role will report to Principal Lana Kim and Jet Steiger, who founded the label in 2012.
Grabinski joined them from the 3311 production, which made notable titles, including “Assistant,” “Briggsby Beer,” and “John and the Hole.” He also worked at Justin Lynn’s Perfect Storm Entertainment.
“We at W&M have an incredible team and we are proud of the work we have done together over the last 9 years. Looking ahead, we couldn’t have been more excited to continue our expansion into the world of film and TV – unveiling new stories and working with Thomas to strengthen our relationship with writers and directors. Narrative work has always been an important part of the W&M culture and we are delighted to have a true film lover like Thomas on the team to guide and support these projects, ”said Kim and Steiger.
Wes and Minus most recently produced the Sundance title “The Nowhere In”, which was acquired and released by IFC Films. Their 2017 title “Super Dark Times” was nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Award and made critical comparisons with “Stranger Things”. Most recently, they produced Jack Woods’ short film “David”, starring Will Ferrell, Fred Hettinger, and William Jackson Harper – the only American short film to premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.
“The first thing that impressed me to work with the way and the meaning was their boundless enthusiasm for truly unique ideas. Jet and Lana’s long careers not only worked in the independent film world, but also with two truly adventurous Gives multi-hyphenate perspectives, ”says Grabinksi.“ Nothing fills me with joy like the experience of working on an exciting new voice, and I can’t be more thrilled to join a like-minded team with a lucky goal: to enliven the diversity of artists with their single perspective. To be empowered. “