(September 11, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – Jeffrey Clifford has been named Vice President, Production, at Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Jeff Robinov, President, Production at the Studio. Clifford joins Warner Bros. Pictures from Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, where he has served as Vice President, Production since 2000, rising from the post of Creative Executive, which he assumed in April, 1998. While there, Clifford oversaw production of such films as Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums,” Spike Lee’s “The 25th Hour” starring Edward Norton, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” “The Recruit” starring Colin Farrell, “Crazy/Beautiful” starring Kirsten Dunst, and “Keeping the Faith” starring Edward Norton and Ben Stiller. He also oversaw “Open Range,” starring Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner and Annette Bening; and the upcoming films “The Last Shot,” written and directed by Jeff Nathanson; “The Life Aquatic,” Wes Anderson’s new film starring Bill Murray and Owen Wilson; “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” to star Ben Affleck and to be directed by Betty Thomas; and “Ladykillers,” written, produced and directed by the Coen brothers with a cast including Tom Hanks and Marlon Wayans. “Jeff is going to be a tremendous addition to our group,” said Robinov. “He’s a great executive with excellent taste and relationships. We are really pleased to welcome him to Warner Bros. Pictures.” Before coming to Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group, Clifford spent four years as an independent producer, making “Safe Men,” a comedy written and directed by John Hamburg and starring Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn. “Safe Men” was released through October Films in summer, 1998. Clifford also produced the film “The Broken Giant,” which was accepted into the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City in summer, 1997.
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