(September 15, 2008 - Burbank, CA) – Matt Bierman has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Production, Warner Premiere, it was announced today by Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere. As the company moves into its third year, Bierman will continue to work closely with Nelson to shape Warner Premiere’s direct-to-DVD creative strategy. Specifically, he will be charged with overseeing Premiere’s made-for-DVD feature slate, including identifying projects and filmmakers. The company’s most recent release, “Another Cinderella Story,” hits streets tomorrow (September 16). Prior to his promotion, Bierman served as Vice President, Production. “The direct-to-consumer business continues to evolve every day, and Matt is an important part of Warner Premiere’s success in this challenging yet exciting environment,” said Nelson. “This promotion is recognition of Matt’s talent and creativity as well as the many contributions he’s made to the company since joining us. I look forward to working with him in this expanded role.” Prior to his current post, Bierman served as Vice President, Production, Warner Premiere. Before that, he was a production executive with Paramount’s DVD Premieres group, overseeing such films as “Broken Bridges,” VH1’s “Totally Awesome” and “Save the Last Dance II.” Bierman has also served as Executive Vice President, Production at Phoenix Pictures and was Senior Vice President, Production at Village Roadshow Pictures. In between working at Paramount and Warner Premiere, Bierman co-wrote and executive produced the poker comedy “The Grand,” directed by Zak Penn, starring Woody Harrelson, Ray Romano and Cheryl Hinds. Bierman holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan. Warner Premiere’s production activities focus on releases that are either sequels or prequels to existing titles or brands in the Warner Bros. library; titles that expand the storyline of projects currently in production on the Studio’s feature slate; or projects that leverage an established creator, talent, character or brand equity. Highlights of the company’s 2008 release schedule include “Batman Gotham Knight,” “Lost Boys The Tribe,” “Another Cinderella Story,” and the upcoming “The Clique” and “Watchmen: Tales of the Black Frieghter.” ABOUT WARNER PREMIERE Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainment’s direct-to-consumer production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
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