(July 7, 2004 – Burbank, CA) - Jodi Levinson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced by Patti Connolly, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs for Warner Bros. Pictures. Levinson will continue to be responsible for negotiating agreements with filmmakers and talent, as well as for other business aspects of the filmmaking process. She has primary deal-making responsibility for Warner Bros. Pictures’ agreements with David Heyman’s Heyday Pictures, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures, Denise DiNovi’s DiNovi Pictures and Steven Soderbergh’s and George Clooney’s Section Eight, all of which have production deals with the Studio. Films with which she recently has been involved include the Harry Potter series, “Starsky and Hutch,” “Scooby Doo” and its sequel, and the upcoming “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Stated Connolly, "Jodi has been a wonderful colleague and a great asset to Warner Bros. Pictures. Her skills and judgment have been invaluable in helping us positively resolve the many complex negotiations needed to bring our film projects to fruition. I’m very happy to congratulate her on this well-earned new title.” Levinson joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1994 as Director of Business Affairs and was named Vice President in October, 1998. Previously, she served as senior attorney for the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures.
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