Under Dan Fellman’s tenure as President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures has become the only studio to gross more than $1 billion domestically for 12 consecutive years as well as have 57 movies earn more than $100 million domestically. In 2012, the Studio amassed a domestic box office tally of $1.66 billion, including the billion dollar global blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises.
In 2013, Fellman and his team will oversee the domestic release of a diverse slate of broad-appeal films, including Gangster Squad, The Great Gatsby, The Hangover Part III, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, 300: Rise of an Empire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug among others.
During his tenure, Fellman and his team have handled the domestic distribution for the record-breaking films The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises (the fourth- and seventh-highest domestic grossing films of all time, respectively) and The Hangover and The Hangover Part II (the top-two-highest grossing R-rated comedies of all time), along with some of the Studio’s most popular and successful titles, including Argo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Superman Returns, Gran Torino, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Begins, 300 and I am Legend. Additionally, Fellman has overseen the Harry Potter, Ocean’s and Matrix series, as well as the Academy Award-winning films The Blind Side, Million Dollar Baby, The Departed and Happy Feet.
Fellman, who moved up to his current post in 1999 after serving in a series of executive positions at Warner Bros. Pictures Domestic Distribution, joined the Studio in 1978 from American Theatre Management Corporation, where he served as president. Based at Warner Bros. Pictures’ Burbank headquarters, Fellman is responsible for the strategy and oversight of distribution for the Studio’s theatrical and non-theatrical motion picture releases in the United States and Canada.
Fellman is a past chairman and board member of the Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers. He is on the board of directors and the executive committee of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation and a past president of the Variety Club Children’s Charity. He is a member of the Lollipop Theater Network advisory board as well as a member of the Watts Cinema and Education Center advisory council. In addition, Fellman serves on the Executives Branch Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee and the Museum Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.