(September 19, 2007 - Burbank, CA) – Courtney Armstrong has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Pictures. The announcement was made today by Patti Connolly, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Pictures. In his new post, Armstrong will continue to be responsible for negotiating agreements with filmmakers and talent, as well as for the acquisition of source material in connection with Warner Bros. Pictures’ film projects. He will continue to report to Connolly. Films with which Armstrong has recently been involved include “Batman Begins,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Ocean’s Thirteen” and the Academy Award winning “The Departed,” as well as the upcoming “Fred Claus,” “Fool’s Gold” and the sequel to “Batman Begins.” “We knew when we hired Courtney that he possessed unlimited potential, and this title is indicative of how much he has achieved and how bright his future is with Warner Bros.” said Connolly. Armstrong came to Warner Bros. Pictures in 2003 as a Director of Business Affairs, and was promoted to Vice President in 2004. Before joining Warner Bros., Armstrong spent three years at Walt Disney Pictures as an attorney in the Business and Legal Affairs department of the Motion Picture Group. Armstrong began his career as a litigation associate on the entertainment litigation team at the Los Angeles-based law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP. Armstrong is a graduate of Northwestern University, the Northwestern University School of Law, as well as the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
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