The head of Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment will leave the company at the end of the month, just eight months after the previous CEO departed.
President and executive producer Catherine Winder leaves on June 30 to “pursue other business opportunities,” the company said in a statement.
Winder was put in charge after CEO Warren Franklin left in October last year. At the time, the firm said his departure was unconnected to a US$50m lawsuit hanging over its first feature, Escape From Planet Earth, which Winder helped produce with The Weinstein Company.
The film is now due for release in February 2013, according to Rainmaker, which didn’t say whether it would be seeking a replacement for Winder.
“Catherine has brought a creative infusion and direction to Rainmaker and we appreciate her efforts in keeping Rainmaker at the forefront in a very competitive industry,” said chairman Tim McElvaine.
Winder added: “The company has a great team and I remain highly supportive of Rainmaker and its opportunities ahead.”