Warner Bros. Pictures taps music president

Former New Line exec Paul Broucek joining film studio

Paul Broucek, a former New Line exec, is joining Warner Bros. Pictures as president of music.

The veteran music exec and producer will report to Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov, who announced the appointment Tuesday.

He will be responsible for the creative direction of Warners' music operations and also will oversee the department's administrative, production and day-to-day business functions and will work with Warners producers and directors on music-related initatives. He also will serve as president of New Line Records, which he will run with executive vp Jason Linn, while reporting to New Line president Toby Emmerich on that business.

Broucek most recently launched Common Market, a music consulting, production and publishing company. He also formed a creative partnership with record producer Salaam Remi for a lineup of film projects, including New Line's "Sex and the City 2," and served as exec producer of the Javier Navarrete score for the upcoming martial-arts Western "The Warrior's Way." While Broucek will step away from its day-to-day operations, Common Market will continue.

Before that, Broucek headed the creative music team at New Line Cinema for 12 years.