(September 9, 2005 - Burbank, CA) - Darren Higman has been named Senior Vice President, Music, at Warner Bros. Pictures. The announcement was made by Doug Frank, President, Music Operations, Warner Bros. Pictures. In his new position, Higman is responsible for providing music supervision to Warner Bros. Pictures’ filmmakers and their projects on soundtracks and all other film music. Higman joins the Studio from the Warner Music Group, where he most recently held the title of Senior Vice President, Soundtracks, a post he assumed in October, 2004. “We’ve known Darren for quite a while; he’s a great mix of broad musical knowledge combined with outstanding talent and business relationships,” said Frank. We’re pleased to welcome him to our team, and look forward to many contributions from Darren in his new position.” Higman began his industry career as product manager for soundtracks at MCA Records in late 1993. There, he oversaw the marketing campaigns for such hits as "Pulp Fiction" and "Dangerous Minds." He was hired by Atlantic Records in April, 1995 where he again oversaw the marketing campaign for the double platinum "Batman Forever" soundtrack. Later that year, Atlantic moved Higman to New York as General Manager of both Tag Recordings and Big Beat Records. In this position he oversaw the marketing and promotional campaigns for all label artists, including Lil’ Kim, Junior Mafia, Fat Joe, Fountains Of Wayne and Changing Faces. He remained in this post until November of 1998 when he became Vice President, Soundtracks for Atlantic Records. During his tenure as head of the soundtrack division, Higman oversaw the production and subsequent marketing of over 25 soundtracks, including "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone," "Any Given Sunday," "Dr. Dolittle," "You’ve Got Mail," "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," "Message In A Bottle," "Pokemon," "Great Expectations" and "Anastasia." After leaving Atlantic in the summer of 2002, Higman began independent music supervising and worked on such projects as "Shark Tale," "Scooby Doo 2," "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton," "Spiderman 2" and "Kim Possible." In January 2003, Higman partnered with Laura Wasserman to form WH Entertainment, a music supervising company. A year later, Higman joined Warner Music Group.
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