Magazine article Screen International

Emmerich Moves Up at Warner Bros, Silverman to Depart

Magazine article Screen International

Emmerich Moves Up at Warner Bros, Silverman to Depart

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Emmerich becomes president and chief content officer of Warner Bros Pictures Group with oversight of Warner Bros and New Line Cinema, while Silverman is departing to set up a new venture. The changes are effective as of January 1.

Emmerich has shepherded the New Line label since he became president and COO in 2008 and scored hits this year with Central Intelligence ($200m-plus worldwide) and The Conjuring 2 ($320m-plus worldwide).

He will share greenlight authority with Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara and will continue to steer the studio's live stage play division Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, which is preparing to unveil a Broadway production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory in March.

In 2013, Tsujihara entrusted day-to-day studio operations in the hands of Silverman, Emmerich and Sue Kroll, the head of worldwide marketing who continues in her role. …

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