20th Century Fox taps Jeremy Kramer

Former Red Hour Films partner to develop comedies

Jeremy Kramer, a partner with Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld at Red Hour Films, has been named executive vp of production at 20th Century Fox.

Kramer will report to Fox's president of production Emma Watts and will focus on developing comedies. He won't be too far from Red Hour as the production company is based at Fox.

Kramer began his career working with Noah Baumbach on the filmmaker's "Kicking and Screaming" (not to be confused with the 2005 Will Ferrell comedy) and had a seven-year run as an exec at Miramax staring in 1998.

In 2004 he joined DreamWorks, shepherding "Blades of Glory" and "Disturbia," and worked closely with Red Hour on "Tropic Thunder" and "The Ruins."

That close work led to him boarding Red Hour in 2007 as a partner. He is an executive producer on "The Big Year" starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin for Fox 2000, and is currently producing "30 Minutes or Less," Ruben Fleischer's follow-up to "Zombieland" that stars Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari.

"I'm thrilled to be at Fox and work with Emma and her team," said Kramer. "Not only do I get to return to the studio world, but also at Fox I can continue my close collaboration with Ben and Stuart at Red Hour."

Said Watts, "Jeremy has an excellent track record -- particularly within the comedy arena -- and he has a deep bench of relationships within the industry, which is testament to the way he conducts his business. We are lucky to have him joining us."
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