Former Warner Bros EVP Production Robert Brassel is joining Jeff Robinov’s newly formed Studio 8, in one of Robinov’s first major hires under the new entity. Jon Silk, who worked as EVP Production at Mythology Entertainment, also will join the company as the former Warner Bros Motion Picture Group President shores up his production ranks.

Studio 8 set up house at Sony Pictures Entertainment this month to distribute up to six features worldwide. The company was founded with backing from China’s Fosun Group.

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Brassel has a long history in production and is no stranger to shepherding through big-budget fare. During his old stint at Warner Bros., he worked on such films as The Fugitive, the Superman franchise, Oliver Stone’s Alexander The Great and Interview With The Vampire to name a few. Brassel and Robinov had been quietly working together during the past month reading scripts for the new venture, and we understand Brassel was Robinov’s first hire.

Silk worked at Lin Pictures and co-produced Gangster Squad (written by my former L.A. Times colleague Paul Lieberman) and before that The Hole directed by Joe Dante.