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WB Ups Silverman to Exec VP, Creative Development/Production

Will have full oversight of film development and budgeting.

Warner Bros. Pictures has promoted Greg Silverman to the newly created position of executive vice president of creative development and production, effective Jan. 1. He had been executive VP of production at the studio.

In his new post, Silverman will report to Jeff Robinov, president of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, who made the announcement Monday. 

Silverman will have full oversight of Warner Bros. Pictures’ development activities and budget. He will be charged with seeking new opportunities to diversify and build upon the success of the Warner Bros. Pictures production slate.

“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,” Robinov said in a statement. “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.” 

As executive VP of production, Silverman shepherded films including “300,” “The Dark Knight” and "The Hangover.” He is overseeing upcoming films “Jonah Hex,” “Inception,” “Sucker Punch” and “Green Lantern.”

Silverman first joined Warner Bros. in 1999 as a junior production executive. He went to Revolution Studios as senior VP of production and then returned to WB Pictures in 2002 as VP of production. He became senior VP of production in 2004 and then executive VP in 2006.