Greg Silverman was named President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures in April 2011. In this role he has full oversight of Warner Bros. Pictures’ development activities and budget, and is further charged with seeking new opportunities to diversify and build upon the success the company has consistently achieved.
Warner Bros. Pictures is a recognized industry leader at the global box office, with critical and commercial hits driving more than a decade-long run of surpassing the billion dollar mark at both the domestic and international box offices. Recent box-office successes include Best Picture Academy Award-winning Argo by director Ben Affleck and The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan.
The 2013 release slate features The Hangover Part III; Man of Steel from director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan; 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2007’s global hit, 300; and The Great Gatsby, from director Baz Luhrmann, among many others.
Prior to his current post, Silverman served as Executive Vice President, Creative Development and Production for two years, and before that was Executive Vice President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, where he shepherded the enormously successful and critically acclaimed 300, The Dark Knight, The Hangover and the global phenomenon Inception, among other films.
Silverman initially joined Warner Bros. in 1997 as a junior production executive, where he worked on such films as The Matrix, A Perfect Murder and Cats & Dogs. Silverman then joined Revolution Studios as Senior Vice President, Production, overseeing America’s Sweethearts, The One and The New Guy, before returning to Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002 as Vice President, Production. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Production in 2004 and then to Executive Vice President, Production in 2007. He has overseen production on such projects as The Dukes of Hazzard, The Lake House, The Bucket List, Beerfest, Batman Begins, Troy, Get Smart and Yes Man.
Silverman got his start in the industry working in craft services on the independent film Two Guys Talkin’ About Girls and then became an assistant at Tri-Star and Mandeville Films before joining Mad Chance as a production executive.
Silverman holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Stanford University.