Bill Draper has been promoted at Warner Bros to President, Worldwide Physical Production, stepping into the role formerly held by 47-year veteran Steve Papazian. Deadline reported this week that Papazian is moving into a consulting job.
In his new role, Draper will have oversight of the division responsible for all aspects of the company’s film productions including budgeting, digital effects, post-production services, product placement and scheduling. He will report to Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Before his promotion, Draper served as EVP Worldwide Physical Production, having joined Warner Bros. Pictures as VP Physical Production in 1996. Prior to Warner Bros., he was a freelance unit production manager and production supervisor after having spent time at Walt Disney Studios as an associate production executive.