Abby Ex, who as VP Production & Development at The Weinstein Co worked on Oscar Best Picture winner The King’s Speech among other films, has been hired for the same position at Graham King’s GK Films. She will be responsible for helping find and acquire material for the company and will serve as creative support on existing projects. Ex will report to Kahli Small, EVP Production & Development. Before Weinstein — where she also worked on Nine, Hoodwinked Too and upcoming releases The Master, This Must Be the Place and Dirty Girl — she worked for Harry Potter producer David Heyman at at Heyday Films. ”Abby has built an amazing network of relationships, and has her finger on the pulse of Hollywood,” Small said. “She knows how to spot young talent, as well as talk to the more established filmmakers. She has great taste and commercial instinct, a unique and killer combination.”
GK Films, which next up has Martin Scorsese’s Hugo due out Nov. 23, is currently in development on the screen adaptation of Jersey Boys, the untitled Freddie Mercury story starring Sacha Baron Cohen and written by Peter Morgan, and a reboot of Tomb Raider.