(November 30, 2009 – Burbank, CA) Greg Silverman has been named to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Creative Development and Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
In his new position, effective January 1, 2010, Silverman will report to Robinov and have full oversight of Warner Bros. Pictures’ development activities and budget. He will be charged with seeking new opportunities to further diversify and build upon the success Warner Bros. Pictures’ slate has consistently achieved.
“As his track record clearly indicates, Greg has an uncanny ability to tap into cultural trends as well as his extensive relationships in the creative community to deliver what audiences want,” said Robinov. “He has a deep understanding of the development process, and I am very pleased that he will expand his role and focus while continuing to bring his superb taste and many talents to our efforts.”
Prior to his current post, Silverman served as Executive Vice President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, where he shepherded the enormously successful and critically acclaimed “300,” “The Dark Knight,” and most recently, the summer breakout smash “The Hangover.” He is overseeing such upcoming films as “Jonah Hex,” “Inception,” “Sucker Punch” and “Green Lantern.”
Silverman initially joined Warner Bros. in 1999 as a junior production executive, where he worked on such films as “The Matrix,” “A Perfect Murder” and “Cats & Dogs.” Silverman then joined Revolution Studios as Senior Vice President, Production, overseeing “America’s Sweethearts,” “The One” and “The New Guy,” before returning to Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002 as Vice President, Production. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Production in 2004 and then to Executive Vice President, Production in 2006. He has overseen production on such projects as “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Lake House,” “The Bucket List,” “Beerfest,” “Batman Begins,” “Troy,” “Get Smart” and “Yes Man.”
Silverman got his start in the industry working in craft services on the independent film “Two Guys Talkin’ About Girls” and then became an assistant at Tri-Star and Mandeville Films before joining Mad Chance as a production executive.
Silverman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Stanford University.