(January 13, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – Jeff Robinov, President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, has signed a new long-term contract with Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Alan Horn, President & Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros. “Since taking over the leadership of Warner Bros. Pictures, Jeff has demonstrated time and again an unparalleled understanding of both the art and business of movie-making,” said Horn. “He’s extremely talented, well respected and well connected, and we couldn’t be happier that he’ll be heading up our film operations as we head into some of the Studio’s busiest and most exciting release years ever.” While Horn retains the ultimate greenlight for all Warner Bros. films, Robinov is responsible for overseeing every aspect of the development, creative production and acquisition of all feature films for Warner Bros. Pictures. Most recently, he added oversight of the newly created Warner Independent Pictures led by Mark Gill (President, Warner Independent Pictures). He will also continue working closely with Richard Fox, Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros. Entertainment, on the Studio’s international local-language film initiative. Robinov is known for having a strong grasp on the taste and pulse of the moviegoing audience, for his team-building management style, his extraordinary work ethic, and for his outstanding relationships with both established and emerging filmmakers and actors. During his tenure as a Warner Bros. Pictures executive, he has overseen such major productions as the Matrix trilogy, “Swordfish” and “Cats & Dogs,” and supervised his department’s production of such recent and upcoming films as “The Last Samurai,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Troy,” the Harry Potter series, “Catwoman,” “Constantine” and “Ocean’s Twelve.” Robinov was named to his current post in July 2002, moving up from Executive Vice President, Production. In August 2003, the creation of Warner Independent Pictures further expanded Robinov’s responsibilities. He joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1997, following five years as a literary agent at ICM, where he represented some of the most talented directors and writers in the industry, including the Wachowski brothers, the Hughes brothers, Chris McQuarrie and McG.
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