(January 8, 2008 – Burbank, CA) Kevin McCormick has been promoted to President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. 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,” said Robinov. “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.”
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. In this role, he supervised a number of the Studio’s films every year through each stage of development and production. Among his most recent projects for the Studio are Blood Diamond and No Reservations as well as David Fincher’s upcoming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, both of which Warner Bros. Pictures co-produced with Paramount. And Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd which Warner Bros co-produced with DreamWorks.
He has also overseen such notable 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.
Prior to joining the Studio, McCormick served as Executive Vice President of Production at Fox 2000 from 1995-99. He began his career at the Robert Stigwood Organization in London, working on a number of films, including Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease and Saturday Night Fever, the last of which he executive produced. Following RSO, he formed a partnership with Sally Field to develop film projects and later had a production deal at Paramount Pictures.