Drew CervelloBREAKING: Warner Bros has bolstered its production ranks by naming Drew Crevello as SVP. The hire was made by Creative Development and Worldwide Production president Greg Silverman.

Crevello was a production veep at Fox, where he worked on X-Men: First Class and oversaw such films as Knight And Day. Before that he ran his own producing shingle and had a deal at Mandate, where he had worked as an exec previously. He started in the exec suites at Universal, working on Friday Night Lights and Jarhead. He began as a lawyer in mergers and acquisitions at David Polk & Wardell in New York, and he has been writing full time the past two years.

“Drew has a long history of developing and guiding character-driven films of every genre, which makes him a great fit for our team,” said Silverman. “He’s strategic, exceptionally bright and knows firsthand the challenges and rewards of the creative process. We couldn’t be more excited that Drew is bringing all of his talents and skills to Warner Bros.”