Warner Bros. Hires Former Fox Exec Who Helped Re-Launch 'X-Men' Franchise

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Drew Crevello

Drew Crevello has been named senior vp production at the rival studio.

Warner Bros. has named former 20th Century Fox executive Drew Crevello senior vp production.

Joining the studio’s senior motion picture production ranks, Crevello will oversee a range of films each year through every stage of development and production, working closely with directors, writers and producers as well as production entities with which Warner Bros. partners on its releases.

"Drew has a long history of developing and guiding character-driven films of every genre, which makes him a great fit for our team," said Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warners. "He's strategic, exceptionally bright and knows firsthand the challenges and rewards of the creative process. We couldn’t be more excited that Drew is bringing all of his talents and skills to Warner Bros."

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Crevello was a vp production at Fox, where he helped re-launch the X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class and oversaw Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, among other films.  Before that, Crevello ran his own production company, which had a first-look deal at Mandate, where he had also served as vp production. Crevello was earlier a creative executive at Universal Pictures, where he worked on such films as Friday Night Lights and Jarhead.

Crevello began his career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. He has been a full-time writer for the past two years.

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