Warner Bros Names Jesse Ehrman To President Production & Development; Promotes Three
20th October 2022

In what has been heavily buzzed around town, Jesse Ehrman has been named President, Production and Development at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The studio has also upped Cate Adams, Peter Dodd and Sheila Walcott to SVP, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Additionally, studio veteran Kevin McCormick will continue in his role as EVP, Production, working closely with Ehrman.

These announcements were made today by Michael DeLuca and Pamela Abdy, Co-Chairs and CEOs, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

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In his new role as President, Production and Development, Ehrman, a 16-year vet on the lot, will oversee and manage the division’s live-action development team and budget, and also work closely with DeLuca and Abdy on overall slate development.

Ehrman’s filmography includes The Hangover trilogy, Ready Player One, Ocean’s 8 among other movies. He’s currently working on the upcoming Minecraft, the Ocean’s prequel and “Coyote vs. Acme. Ehrman previously held posts at AMG and Dylan Sellers’ production company.

Adams has been with Warner Bros. Pictures Group for more than a decade, and has worked on The Nice Guys, Meg, Tomb Raider, The Witches. She’s currently overseeing production on Magic Mike’s Last Dance, Barbie, The Meg 2 and Wonka as well as the preproduction activities on the upcoming Minecraft. Prior to joining the studio, Adams started her career with turns at Lynda Obst Productions, Emjag Productions and BermanBraun.

Dodd joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 2018 as VP, Creative Development, and has overseen production on a number of films, including Oscar winner King Richard, Reminiscence and A Christmas Story Christmas. The former UTA lit agent is currently working on the upcoming untitled Bong Joon Ho feature, the filmmaker’s follow-up to Oscar winner Parasite.

Walcott worked at Warner Bros. Pictures from 2017-2020 and returned in January 2022 as VP, Creative Development. Among the films she’s worked on are In the Heights, Ocean’s 8, Oscar winners Judas and the Black Messiah, A Star Is Born and King Richard. She’s currently working on the 2023 musical adaptation The Color Purple and the sequel to Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong. Walcott has also served as head of TV/Film at Malcom D. Lee’s Blackmaled Productions, having started her career at Overbrook Entertainment.

Variety first had the news on the promotions.

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