(August 18, 2003 – Burbank, CA) – Michael Andreen is joining Warner Independent Pictures as Executive Vice President, Production. The announcement was made today by Mark Gill, President of Warner Independent Pictures, and is effective immediately. With this position, Andreen, who most recently was Senior Vice President, Production at 20th Century Fox, returns to Warner Bros. Pictures, where he previously served as Vice President, Production from 1995 to 1999. He will report directly to Mark Gill and will oversee development and production of movies on the Warner Independent Pictures slate. Said Gill, “Michael is one of the smartest, most eloquent and best-read people in Hollywood. Those talents, combined with blue-chip development and production experience he brings from Warner Bros. Pictures and, most recently, Fox, make him an ideal choice to head our production team.” “I know Michael well from his last time here and am happy to welcome him back,” said Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “He’s got great taste, great relationships, and is an outstanding executive. He’ll be a great addition to Warner Independent Pictures.” While at Fox, Andreen was responsible for overseeing the production on such upcoming films as Peter Weir’s “Master and Commander: Far Side of the World,” Ridley Scott’s “Tripoli” and “Kingdom of Heaven,” Roland Emmerich’s “Day After Tomorrow” and this summer’s release, “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” starring Sean Connery. Immediately prior to working at Fox, Andreen was a producer at New Line Cinema. Before that he was at Warner Bros. Pictures, where he worked on Clint Eastwood’s “Space Cowboys” and acquired “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” for the studio, bringing on Charlie Kaufman as screenwriter. From 1992 to 1999 Andreen was President of DiNovi Productions, where he oversaw films including “Little Women.” From 1990 to 1992 he was a creative executive at 20th Century Fox. Andreen began his entertainment career as a reader for Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme after graduating with an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School.
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