Warner Bros. has named Chantal Nong as vice president of DC Films Group, an individual with knowledge of the hire tells TheWrap.
Nong will now work on the development and production management of the DC film slate.
She has been with the studio since 2011 and most recently oversaw the development of “Crazy Rich Asians.” She also worked previously on “The Meg” as well as “300: Rise of an Empire.”
The move follows the promotion of Walter Hamada to president of the DC Films production unit.
Hamada will oversee the DC Films unit after December’s departure of Jon Berg, Warner Bros.’s co-president of production. Berg is now a partner at Vertigo, the production banner run by Roy Lee. Hamada most recently served as EVP of Production and New Line.
He will oversee DC’s upcoming slate and is set to work closely with Geoff Johns, President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.
Warner Bros. started to restructure the DC Films unit after the release of “Justice League.” As TheWrap exclusively reported, “Justice League” had a lot of things going against it before its release last month: a looming corporate merger, a family tragedy, an internal clash between light and dark themes.
But its greatest enemy was time. “Wonder Woman” was a hit at the box office as well as among critics and audiences, but “Justice League” and “Suicide Squad” didn’t quite resonate with audiences as much.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.