Valenti has been a key creative force behind the Warner Animation Group, shepherding such titles as The LEGO Batman Movie from director Chris McKay, and The LEGO Movie from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
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Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Kristin Burr is departing from her position as EVP of live-action production at Disney to start her own banner on the lot and Joel Stillerman has been hired as the CCO of Hulu.
Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller is producing a new animated family feature for Warner Bros. Fowl Road. The project is part of Warner’s continued push to expand their slate of animated features.
After directing this year’s Oscar-buzzing Black Mass, Scott Cooper is now looking to make his next project White Knight from Warner Bros. Cooper is in talks to rewrite and direct the project.
Rosario Dawson will be donning the modular plastic cowl and cape for the spinoff of the Lego Movie with returning Batman voice, Will Arnett.
Rising helmer Paul King, who recently made waves directing the hit Paddington adaptation, is now in talks to tackle Warner Bros.’ animated musical Meet The Beatles, a film that will utilize songs from The Beatles’ entire discography.
Warner Brothers is developing a biographical drama based on the life of iconic astrophysicist Carl Sagan. His widow, Ann Druyan, will serve as a producer on the film.
Centers on a former secret service agent as he takes a job protecting the head of one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels. As he gets to know his criminal client, he becomes close with his family, which only makes his situation harder as he must protect these people against other cartels, the Mexican government, and the American government he once served.
Logline: A boy loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He survives the explosion and absconds with Fabritius’ painting, “The Goldfinch.” A rich, Upper East Side family takes him in and he later reunites with his father – an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas.
Logline: Three wealthy pedigreed Chinese families whose predilection for gossip, backbiting and scheming reaches a fever pitch when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his American-born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season.