Jenna Cooper, a former head of Propaganda Films’ Gotham office, has joined WB producer Bill Gerber as his most senior development executive.
Cooper will acquire and develop all material for Gerber Pictures, and answer directly to Gerber.
“I’m excited about her joining the company,” Gerber said. “I admired her early recognition for being involved with (the Barry Levinson-helmed) ‘Sleepers,’ which turned out to be a great movie for Warner Bros.”
Cooper comes from an eight-year stint at Propaganda, where she started as an assistant to now-exited co-founder Steve Golin and rose through the ranks to become VP.
She was closely involved with the development and making of such movies as “The Game” and “Return to Paradise,” besides “Sleepers.”
She went to Gotham two years ago to run the Propaganda office, which was shut down after Universal bought Polygram (Propaganda’s parent) and decided to cut back on its presence in New York.
Cooper bolsters a staff that has been thinned recently by the departure of execs Eric Newman, who went to Beacon Communications, and Mark Ross.
Also in the pipe for Gerber are “NFL: A Love Story,” written by Kate Kondell, and “Void Moon,” the adaptation of Michael Connolly’s novel of the same name.