President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Pictures
As President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Pictures, Courtenay Valenti oversees and manages the division’s development team and budget, and works closely with Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, on overall slate development.
A 28-year Studio veteran, Valenti rose through the creative development ranks, most recently serving as Co-President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. She was also a creative force behind the Studio’s resurgence in feature animation and the founding of Warner Animation Group, where she shepherded such titles as The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie to critical acclaim.
Throughout her career, Valenti has supervised a wide variety films, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut directed by David Yates, Mad Max: Fury Road directed and co-written by George Miller, The Intern from director Nancy Meyers, the last four films in the blockbuster Harry Potter series, the Academy Award-winning Happy Feet, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, A Little Princess, Contact, You’ve Got Mail and Message in a Bottle, among others.