Warner Bros. is restructuring its DC Films division and Warner Bros. Co-President of Production and “Justice League” producer Jon Berg will segue into a producer role with Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie” and “It”), an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
“This is something that Jon [Berg] approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Toby Emmerich said in a statement to TheWrap on Thursday. “I first met Jon when, as a producer, he brought ‘Elf’ to New Line, which remains one of the best and most evergreen titles in the library.
“We’re thrilled that Jon is partnering with Roy and anticipate their company being a valuable source of movies for Warner Bros. and New Line,” he added.
The studio is currently looking for an individual to run point on DC Films.
DC Entertainment and Co-President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns is expected to remain at his post, while Emmerich is also weighing the possibility of integrating DC’s Films operations into the studio’s main movie arm. DC is currently headquartered in a separate building on the lot. The DC move is expected to happen by January.
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.
Variety first reported the news of Berg’s transition.
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