Warner Bros. Pictures Head of Production and Development Courtenay Valenti is leaving the studio after three decades plus running

exclusive: After 33 years of operation in Warner Bros Pictures, many hit songs including Puzzle Games Franchise, the last four Harry Potter Multiple Oscar-winning films Mad Max: Fury Road And hit this summer Elvis , Courtenay Valente, the studio’s head of production and development, decided to leave.

While there has been a lot of news about the cuts at Warner Bros Discovery, Valenti’s departure is not. This is a highly respected studio manager with a great streak and looking forward to moving forward with what’s coming in life. Valenti will depart at the end of October, leaving behind an enthusiastic production team in Kevin McCormick, Jesse Ehrman, Sheila Walcott, Kate Adams and Peter Dodd under Warner Bros. Pictures and CEOs, Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdi.

Recent and upcoming photos that Valenti has been in charge of Baz Luhrmann’s business Elvis , which brought older adults back to movie theaters, grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, and became the highest-grossing Australian female filmmaker in the United States with $148 million. As he patronized the last Valente Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets (Actually, full Fantastic monsters franchising); Greta Gerwig Barbie Starring Margot Robbie as the title role, Ryan Gosling as Kane; The Epic of George Miller crazy max prefix, Angry, in production in Australia; The Broadway Musical Feature Violet Produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

“We have known Courtenay and admired her work for many years,” De Luca and Abdi said in a statement to Deadline. “She has been an integral part of the success of Warner Bros Pictures for over three decades and has been a role in directing some of the studio’s most popular and successful films. She is greatly respected throughout the creative community, is loved here in a lot, and will be sorely missed. We know She will be hugely successful in her next endeavor and we join all her colleagues in wishing her well.”

“Leaving the World Bank after 33 years was not an easy decision,” Valenti tells us. “Reflecting on my time at Warner Bros., I feel extraordinarily proud of what my colleagues and I have contributed to the studio and the big screen. And a huge thank you for the time spent with them and some of the most dynamic and creative icons in cinema. I want to thank David Zaslav and Mike de Luca. And Pam Abdi for their support as I begin my next chapter. They are passionate about storytelling, cinema, filmmakers and especially theatrical experience. Likewise, they love Warner Bros as much as I do, and I know they will lead this legendary studio to great heights.”

Valenti was appointed Head of Production in May 2017. In this position, she oversaw and managed the WBPG’s live and mobile business development and budget teams, and also worked closely with divisional leadership on overall roster development. The daughter of the late president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Jack Valenti, a pioneer of film ratings, she rose through the ranks of creative development at Burbank, CA lot, and most recently served as Co-President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. They have been an integral force in the studio’s vibrant return to animation with Puzzle Games Franchise and Oscar-winning director Miller Happy feet. It was also behind Luhrmann’s two Oscar wins, totaling $354 million The great Gatsby And the the Apprentice From writer and director Nancy Meyers, among several other titles.

Earlier in her career she developed and supervised films such as Nora Ephron You’ve got mailAlfonso Cuaron little princessBrad Bird iron giant, Cameron Crowe singlesRobert Zemeckis Contact and Gregory Navva selena Among other things.

Valenti was born in Houston and raised in Washington, DC. She graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a double major in English and Economics. After graduation, I worked for investment banking firm Lehman Brothers in New York City in mortgage finance, first as a real estate finance analyst and later as a mortgage bond dealer. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the LBJ Presidential Library and Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. In addition, she is a member of the Social Services Committee of the MPTF.


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