Bario shifts from Uni to DreamWorks


CORRECTED 6:27 p.m. Feb. 7

Holly Bario has been named senior creative executive at DreamWorks.

She will work with other senior creative executives Mark Sourian, Marc Haimes and David Beaubaire to oversee the studio's slate of films in development. Bario will report to president of production Adam Goodman.

The move marks Bario's departure from her high-ranking position as executive vp production at Universal — a move somewhat expected because Bario worked closely with Stacey Snider during her tenure at Universal. Snider left the studio two years ago to become co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks.

During the past 11 years as a production executive at Universal, Bario oversaw some of the studio's biggest comedies, including "Knocked Up," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," "Bruce Almighty," "Meet the Parents" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

More recently, she had been overseeing such comedic projects as "Dr. Sensitive," "Coma Boy," "Baby Mama" and "The Cookie Queen."

Bario, who has been at DreamWorks for about a month, began her tenure at Universal in 1996, working as an assistant to producer Marc Platt and rising through the ranks.