Erica Huggins has been promoted to president of Imagine Entertainment, chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard announced with co-chairman Michael Rosenberg on Monday.
Rosenberg was president until being upped to co-chair last month.
Huggins has worked at Imagine since 2004, working on films such as “J. Edgar,” “Rush” and “Restless.” She became co-president of production in 2010, and is currently producing the James Brown biopic “Get on Up” and executive producing Howard’s next directorial effort, “The Heart of the Sea.”
“For nearly 10 years Erica has proven to have true talent as a filmmaker,” Grazer said in a statement. “She has been a valued part of the Imagine team in helping design film strategy for our future. Her unique sensibility and tenacity with writers, directors and studio executives has served Imagine well.”
Grazer, Howard and Rosenberg have spent the past couple of years reshaping Imagine for a new generation, and promoting Huggins is a key part of that.
Howard praised her “impeccable taste,” while Rosenberg described her as a “natural leader.”
Prior to joining Imagine, Huggins worked at Interscope and Radar Pictures. She was a film editor before becoming a producer, working on “Hairspray,” “Crybaby” and “Serial Mom.”