Legendary Entertainment Hires Jon Silk for Exec VP Production Role

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Jon Silk

Silk was an executive producer on New Line's hit 'It.'

Legendary Entertainment has tapped film executive Jon Silk for the post of executive vp production.

Silk joins Legendary from Studio 8, the banner run by Jeff Robinov, where he was the company’s initial hire and where he acted as exec vp creative.

Silk joins an active film division that has projects in various stages of production, among them Pacific Rim Uprising, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper.

Silk joins production exec vps Alex Garcia and Cale Boyter, as well as production vp Ali Mendes and creative exec Jay Ashenfelter. He will report to Mary Parent, Legendary’s vice chairman of worldwide production.

At Studio 8, Silk worked on White Boy Rick, the upcoming drama starring Matthew McConaughey, among other projects. Prior to that, he spent six years at Lin Pictures, the banner run by producer Dan Lin. While there, Silk focused on identifying intellectual properties with franchise potential, and was instrumental in bringing in Stephen King’s novel It. He has an executive producer credit on the movie that has made more than $650 million worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have Jon join the team," Parent said Monday in making the announcement. "I have known Jon since he first started in the business and he has always had a great eye for material across all genres. His passion combined with his strong skill set will be a great addition to Legendary as we continue to grow our slate of films for worldwide audiences.”