Columbia Pictures ups Sam Dickerman as executive VP – production

MUMBAI: Columbia Pictures has promoted Sam Dickerman to executive vice president of production.

Dickerman, who has served as senior vice president of production for the label since joining the studio in 2005, has overseen a series of hits including  Click, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Salt, Grown Ups and Just Go With It, among others. Dickerman was the studio’s point person on Battle: Los Angeles and is currently working on films like Zookeeper, I Hate You Dad, and Total Recall, all of which were recently added to the studio’s 2012 summer slate, as well as the upcoming Kevin James comedy Here Comes The Boom.
Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad said, "Sam’s contributions to our success the last several years have been exceptional and this promotion is richly deserved. He is one of the most highly regarded production executives in our business.  We are proud to reward his hard work and thrilled that he will continue to be a key part of our team for many years to come."