BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Respected film and theatrical producer Kevin McCormick will join Warner Bros. Pictures as Executive Vice President, Production and Senior Advisor, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. McCormick will also serve as a senior consultant to Mark Kaufman, who heads Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and reports to Emmerich. In his new role, McCormick will report to Courtenay Valenti, President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
These appointments mark a homecoming for McCormick, who previously spent more than a decade at the Studio before leaving to launch his own film production company and produce live theater.
“As both a successful creative executive and producer, Kevin has developed relationships with key filmmakers across the industry, while honing his exceptional taste and sensibilities,” said Emmerich. “Most recently, he has been working with Mark Kaufman to bring Theatre Ventures’ ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to audiences here and abroad. I’ve known Kevin for years, I trust his instincts and know he’ll be a fantastic addition to Warner Bros. Pictures.”
McCormick is a producer on Theatre Ventures’ current Broadway show, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” having helped mount the show’s London production in 2013. He will also serve as a producer on the division’s upcoming “Beetlejuice.”
McCormick was President of Langley Park Productions, a studio-based production company at Warner Bros., where he served as a producer on the romantic drama “The Lucky One,” starring Zac Efron, and the 2011 comedy “Arthur,” starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. He also produced “Gangster Squad,” starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Previously, McCormick was President of Production at Warner Bros. Pictures. Assuming that post in January 2008, he had day-to-day oversight of, and responsibility for, Warner Bros. Pictures’ creative team and the movies produced by the company, including such award-winning and critically acclaimed films as “Gran Torino”; “The Dark Knight,” which broke box office records worldwide and is currently the sixth-highest grossing film of all time, domestically; “The Hangover,” which is, domestically, the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time; and the worldwide hit “Sherlock Holmes.” Among the studio’s other films during his tenure were “Get Smart,” the top-grossing Harry Potter franchise, “The Informant!,” “Watchmen” and “Terminator Salvation.”
McCormick first joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1999 as Executive Vice President, Production, overseeing such notable films as Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Michael Clayton,” “Blood Diamond,” “The Last Samurai,” “Matchstick Men,” “Insomnia,” “Syriana,” “Corpse Bride” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” McCormick began his career as an executive producer on the film “Saturday Night Fever.”