EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Clark, who three years ago transitioned from an exec veep post at Universal Pictures to become president of the film division of Chernin Entertainment, is in the process of transitioning out of that post to produce films for Peter Chernin’s shingle.
Clark has been in the center of Chernin’s big film productions, including Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and the upcoming sequel, and most recently Oblivion, the Joseph Kosinski-directed science fiction film that Tom Cruise stars in and which has been shooting in Baton Rouge. I’m told that his exit strategy is a work in progress, and that Clark, who wanted to focus on producing, will be likely producing numerous Chernin films going forward. Those pictures might include the untitled Paul Feig-directed comedy with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and the Rise Of The Apes sequel. Chernin will likely bring in another executive to run development before Clark’s contract expires in the fall.