(January 24, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – Producer Jon Berg has been named Senior Vice President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Kevin McCormick, President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. In his new post, Berg will join the Studio’s senior motion picture production ranks and oversee a number of films each year through each stage of development and production, working closely with writers, producers, directors and third-party production entities that Warner Bros. Pictures partners with on various releases. “Jon is a creative, dynamic producer and a great addition to our team,” said McCormick. “He has hands-on experience in producing a wide variety of genres, as well as a great reputation and solid relationships across the filmmaking spectrum—all of which are sure to make him a great asset to Warner Bros. Pictures.” Prior to joining Warner Bros. Pictures, Berg served as a principal of Guy Walks into a Bar, a production company he founded in 2003 with screenwriter Todd Komarnicki. The company currently has a two-year television production deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television and its feature film credits include “Elf” and the upcoming “Starship Dave,” starring Eddie Murphy and scheduled for a spring 2008 release. Before Guy Walks into a Bar, Berg had a first-look management/production deal at Universal Pictures. Under that deal, he served as an executive producer on “Out of Time,” starring Denzel Washington. Prior to that, Berg served as director of development at Universal Pictures, where he worked on such properties as “The Bourne Identity” franchise, the “American Pie” films, “Josie and the Pussycats,” “Big Fat Liar” and “Curious George,” among others. Berg has also served as a creative executive at The Canton Company, having started his career in the mailroom at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment in 1995.
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