Warner Bros. Pictures promotes McCormick


MUMBAI: Kevin McCormick has been promoted to Warner Bros. Pictures president, production.


The announcement was made by Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov.


In his new post, McCormick will assume day-to-day responsibility for Warner Bros. Pictures’ creative team and the development of the movies produced by the company. In addition, he will continue to have oversight of the division’s New York and London offices. Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2008 release slate includes Speed Racer, Get Smart, The Dark Knight and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


“I’ve enjoyed working with Kevin since he joined Warner Bros. nine years ago. The Studio has greatly benefited from his talent, his taste in projects and the relationships that he has across the business, from agents and managers to writers, producers, directors and talent. He’s a great film executive, and I look forward to working with him in this new capacity,” said Robinov.


Prior to his promotion, McCormick served as executive vice president, production, Warner Bros. Pictures, a post he has held since joining the Studio in 1999.


He has also overseen Warner Bros. Pictures releases as The Last Samurai, Matchstick Men, The Perfect Storm, White Oleander, Insomnia, Syriana and Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.