A few days ago Warner Bros. Studios promoted Walter Hamada to oversee DC films from here on out. Now word of more changes over at WB as Toby Emmerich has been promoted to chairman and Sue Kroll will step down to a producer position. Emmerich has been around Hollywood for years, being an executive producer on multiple films per year since 2002, and was one of the people behind last year’s success, IT.
“I’m humbled and honored to have this opportunity to help continue Warner Bros. Pictures’ legacy of creativity, innovation and excellence. We will remain focused on being the first choice for the world’s best filmmakers, whether they’re making their first film or their 34th. “
Emmerich will more or less run the studio from now on, allowing Kevin Tsujihara Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO, to be relieved of daily duties at the studio.
Tsujihara said in a statement:
“We need to constantly adapt our operations to stay ahead of [these] changes, while preserving our creative excellence. Bringing together film and home entertainment marketing and distribution will allow us to strategically manage film titles through their entire lifecycle. We’ll be better able to respond to consumer demand, while still creating unique theatrical and home entertainment experiences, and provide increased benefits to our filmmaking, exhibition and retail partners.”
As I mentioned above, Emmerich has been involved in just a ridiculous amount of films over the years and appears to have a hefty slate planned for the future.
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