Uni taps Bernstein as senior vp


Scott Bernstein has been upped to senior vp production at Universal Pictures.

Bernstein joined Universal in 2004 and has overseen such films as "The Break Up" and the teen comedy "Accepted." He is overseeing Guillermo del Toro's "Hellboy 2," the Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott starrer "Big Brothers" and C/W Prods.' "Death Race."

"Scott is a terrific executive who has great instincts for developing a broad variety of projects," Universal president of production Donna Langley said. "We are solidifying a great team of production executives at Universal, and Scott has made major contributions to our success; I'm very pleased to recognize him with this promotion."

Before Universal, Bernstein worked at Revolution Studios, where he oversaw the development and production of del Toro's "Hellboy" and "The Forgotten," starring Julianne Moore.

He also was vp production and development at Lionsgate Films, where he was in charge of acquiring new projects as well as for overseeing development and production. Bernstein executive produced "Confidence," directed by James Foley and starring Ed Burns and Dustin Hoffman, and was on the team responsible for "Monster's Ball."

Before Lionsgate, he worked at Ignite Entertainment, Mostow/Lieberman Prods., the Draizin Co. and Jon Peters Entertainment. Bernstein also spent time in the music business as a manager for Bill Dern Management and at RCA Records as a college alternative marketing consultant.