Garcia tapped for Legendary gig

Exec named senior VP of creative affairs

Legendary Pictures has hired production exec Alex Garcia as senior VP of creative affairs.

Garcia has worked for eight years with director Bryan Singer, including the last five as VP of production of the helmer’s Bad Hat Harry Prods.

During his tenure, Garcia oversaw the production of “Superman Returns,” “Trick ‘r Treat,” “Valkyrie,” Sci Fi Channel miniseries “The Triangle” and the first three seasons of the Fox TV series “House.” “Superman Returns” and “Trick ‘r Treat” were produced in partnership with Legendary.

Garcia will focus on development of Legendary’s homegrown projects, including “Paradise Lost,” “Warcraft” and “The Mountain.” He’ll report to chief creative officer Jon Jashni.

Legendary is partnered with Warner Bros. in a co-producing and co-financing deal that runs through 2012. Its most recent co-production with the studio was “The Dark Knight”; upcoming releases include “Watchmen,” “Observe and Report,” “The Hangover,” “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Ninja Assassin.”

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