Jeremy Kramer tapped for exec VP of production post

Jeremy Kramer is joining 20th Century Fox as exec VP of production in a move that returns him to the studio world after serving as partner at Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld’s Red Hour Films.

Kramer will report directly to Fox prexy of production Emma Watts.

Move is a natural segue, since Red Hour is based at Fox after inking a deal earlier this year.

“I’m thrilled to be at Fox and work with Emma and her team,” said Kramer. “Not only do I get to return to the studio world, but also at Fox I can continue my close collaboration with Ben and Stuart at Red Hour.”

Kramer joined Red Hour in 2007 from DreamWorks Studios, where he was a creative exec. Red Hour was previously based at DreamWorks.

While at DreamWorks, Kramer worked closely with Stiller and Cornfield on Red Hour Films’ “Tropic Thunder,” “The Ruins” and “Blades of Glory.”

Kramer, who joined DreamWorks in 2004, also worked on the studio’s “Disturbia.”

“Jeremy has an excellent track record — particularly within the comedy arena — and he has a deep bench of relationships within the industry, which is testament to the way he conducts his business. We are lucky to have him joining us,” Watts said.

At Red Hour, Kramer is an exec producer on Fox 2000′s “The Big Year,” directed by David Frankel and starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin. He’s also currently producing Ruben Fleischer’s second feature, “30 Minutes or Less,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson.

Kramer began his career as a producer on Noah Baumbach’s first feature “Kicking and Screaming” in 1995. In 1998 he began a seven-year run at Miramax Films, where he oversaw films including “She’s All That.”

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