BREAKING: Jennifer Todd has just been named president of Pearl Street Films, the Warner Bros-based producing shingle run by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Todd leaves her job as President of Film at the Mark Gordon Company, where she recently produced CBS Films’ upcoming 2013 release, The To-Do List. She also recently produced the Sony Classics film Celeste and Jesse Forever, starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg.
“We have enormous respect for Jennifer and look forward to working with her,” said Affleck and Damon. “She is great at producing and developing material, and we believe that with her we can take the company to the next level.”
Both Affleck and Damon are busy with varying projects, but Pearl Street Films has been gearing up on a number of projects. They include one on Boston crime kingpin, Whitey Bulger, for Warner Bros, with Affleck directing and Damon playing Bulger. The company is also in post-production on the Gus Van Sant-directed film Promised Land, which Damon wrote with John Krasinski. He and Krasinski star together and produced. Chay Carter and Drew Vinton continue to serve in their executive posts at Pearl Street.
As for Affleck, Warner Bros release his latest, Argo on October 12, in Oscar season. Affleck directed, produced and he stars as the film’s central figure, Tony Mendez.
Prior to working with the Mark Gordon Company, Todd and her sister, Suzanne, enjoyed a successful partnership under their Team Todd banner. Together, their credits include Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, Across The Universe, Memento, and the Austin Powers trilogy.