President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures
Greg Silverman was named President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures in June 2013. In this role, he has full oversight of Warner Bros. Pictures’ development activities, global production and budget. Silverman also works with Warner Bros. Pictures’ senior management to seek new opportunities to diversify and build upon the success the company has consistently achieved. He reports to Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.
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 surpassing the billion dollar mark at both the domestic and international box offices.
Recent global box-office successes include The LEGO Movie, 300: Rise of an Empire, Godzilla, and Alfonso Cuaron’s Academy Award-winning Gravity. In 2013, Warner Bros. Pictures had its most successful year ever, grossing $5.038 billion at the global box office (only the second time a studio has crossed $5 billion), driven by a diverse roster of critical and commercial hits.
Prior to his current post, Silverman served as President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures for two years, after various senior positions within the Pictures Group, including Executive Vice President, Creative Development and Production, 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.