Toby Emmerich Plans Extreme Makeover for Warner Bros. Office

A communal kitchen could be among the new additions to the space to make it a more collaborative environment.
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Toby Emmerich took the reins of Warner Bros. Pictures in January, replacing Greg Silverman. Now he's taking a sledgehammer to the executive suite.

As his executive team comes together — Courtenay Valenti was upped to president of production while Kevin McCormick has returned to the Warners fold as a senior exec — Emmerich is intent on giving the office a makeover.

A studio insider tells THR that Emmerich is in the process of overseeing various changes to Warners' office space in an attempt to foster new and better ways to create a collaborative environment and increase the flow of ideas.

That could include a reorganization of the layout and/or the introduction of a communal kitchen, said to be one of his chief concerns.

Coming from New Line, Emmerich, who is said to have a good eye for design, is used to a more fluid way of doing business, while life inside the halls of Warner Bros., like most Hollywood studios, is known to be more traditional and structured.

A version of this story first appeared in the May 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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