Warner Bros. shakes up DC leadership after ‘Justice League’ falls short at box office


The Warner Bros. film executive in charge of production on the studio’s DC superhero films is stepping down after the disappointment of the big-budget movie “Justice League,” according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to comment.

The change represents the latest shake-up related to the blockbuster franchise that has struggled to earn critical praise and meet its box-office potential.

Jon Berg, co-president of production at Warner Bros. Pictures, will leave his post at the studio to become a producer with filmmaker Roy Lee, who has produced successful movies for the studio including “It” and “The Lego Movie.” Berg, who ran point on DC movies and was credited as a producer on “Justice League,” has been an executive at the studio for about a decade. Toby Emmerich, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said it was Berg’s decision to step down.

“This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio,” Emmerich said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that Jon is partnering with Roy and anticipate their company being a valuable source of movies for Warner Bros. and New Line.”

Source : http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-warner-dc-comics-shakeup-20171207-story.html


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