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Rob Lowe's Big Career Shift! Will He Succeed At Being A Studio Exec??

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This is a huge transition for him! We wonder how he'll fare!

As we've reported, Rob Lowe is branching off from him usual acting ventures to become a "creative partner" at the recently sold Miramax Films!

Lowe says in a statement:

"The acquisition of a classic brand like Miramax is an exciting first step in my partnership with Tom Barrack and Colony Capital. This represents an exciting new chapter for me."

Last week, Disney finalized the deal to sell the company to Tom Barrack and Ronald Tutor of Filmyard Holding, and many have been wondering how the former Brat Pack and Brothers & Sisters star would fit into the equation, and if he has a place with the studio bigwigs!

Producer Nathan Folks seems to think so, and says:

“As a long-time actor, Lowe knows what is crucial in making the difference between a film being ‘superb’ versus just ‘good.' Thus, an actor develops great insight from being where ‘the rubber hits the road’ because he takes into account the production and direction culminated over the years into a final product. Rob will make a great asset to Miramax.”

Matt Atchity of RottenTomatoes.com agrees:

“In the beginning, it’s going to be a lot of introductions with the people he’s working with and the people he knows, trying to get projects started. It’ll be along the lines of introducing writers and producers he knows to directors he knows and vice versa, and just getting people in rooms together and brainstorming."

“He might be reading scripts, or he might be going down to sets. It doesn’t sound like he will be giving up acting so I can’t imagine he will be a steady fixture on sets, but by the same token, he has worked for over 30 years in the industry and he has experience as a successful actor and knows what’s going on, on both television and movie sets. He easily could be down on the set to make sure things are happening correctly.”

Inneresting!

What do U think?? Is Rob's experience as an actor going to help him or is he completely out of his league??

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