Warner Bros. Exec Moves: Courtenay Valenti Promoted, Kevin McCormick Returning
Both exec are longtime veterans at the studio.
Toby Emmerich is finally making some executive moves for his vision of Warner Bros. Pictures.
Emmerich, who took over as Warners' president and chief content officer in January, is promoting veteran executive Courtenay Valenti to president of production while also bringing back film vet Kevin McCormick as a senior exec, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner Bros. had no comment. Sources said an announcement could be made this week.
Valenti is the daughter of the late Jack Valenti, the famed and feared president of the MPAA. She had been serving as executive vp development and production since 2014 and has been at the studio for almost 30 years.
Valenti has overseen a wide range of movies, including The Lego Movie, the final four Harry Potter films and George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road.
For McCormick, the new gig will mark a return to the studio at which he served as president of production from 2008-2009, after also spending nine years as executive vp production. Since then, he has been acting as a producer, with credits including the 2011 remake of Arthur starring Russell Brand, the all-star Gangster Squad (2013) and 2015’s Ashby, starring Mickey Rourke and Emma Roberts.
Earlier in his career, McCormick was an executive producer on the John Travolta starrer Saturday Night Fever and producer on the Julia Roberts drama Dying Young.
He is expected to begin his new job in June.