Robbie Brenner steps up to Tooley's former position of production prexy
Relativity Media has upped Tucker Tooley to co-president, while Robbie Brenner has been promoted to production prexy.
Tooley will oversee day-to-day operations alongside current president and chief financial officer Steve Bertram as he continues to oversee Relativity’s film slate. He’ll report directly to Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh.
Brenner, most recently exec VP of production, will continue to report directly to Tooley.
Since 2007, Tooley has been instrumental in helping Kavanaugh turn Relativity into a full-fledged studio, and he oversaw production for Tarsem Singh’s 3D epic “Immortals,” which will bow in November as Relativity’s most expensive film to date.
Tooley recently worked on Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire,” the comedy “21 and Over” and Singh’s untitled Snow White film. He also exec produced box office hit “Limitless” and prestige pic “The Fighter.”
As president of production, Brenner will continue to shepherd Relativity’s homegrown productions, including “Immortals,” “21 and Over” and the Snow White project. She previously worked on “The Fighter” and “Dear John” and was integral in helping Relativity acquire “Catfish.” The studio is in pre-production on “The Crow,” “Safe Haven” and Scott Cooper’s “Out of the Furnace.”
“Tucker has been the backbone of Relativity since he joined us, and will be vital to our growth moving forward,” said Kavanaugh. “As Tucker’s role evolves, there is no better person to guide our production team than Robbie Brenner.”
“It’s been my pleasure serving as president of production at Relativity. What we’ve accomplished in this short time has been incredibly rewarding and I’m very proud of it,” said Tooley. “I look forward to working closely with Ryan and Steve as we continue to grow in the years to come. Robbie will be a fantastic president of production and I’m thrilled to have her continue to shape our slate and step into this new role.”
“I’m honored to step into this role at Relativity, where our diverse slate of films continues to expand,” added Brenner. “I know our talented production team can cement our place as a distributor in the years ahead.”
Prior to Relativity, Tooley served as CEO of Tooley Prods., where he independently produced TV shows and feature films for more than a decade, including Lee Daniels’ “Shadowboxer” and Ric Roman Waugh’s “Felon.” Tooley previously was a producing partner at Newman/Tooley Films and a creative exec at Interlight Pictures.
After attending NYU Film School, Brenner worked at Miramax Films for nine years, where she cultivated relationships with filmmakers. She then went on to work at 20th Century Fox as senior VP of production. Later, Brenner ran the classics division of Davis Entertainment. Prior to joining Relativity, Brenner produced such films as “Haven,” “Deception,” “A Perfect Getaway” and, most recently, Marc Forster’s “Machine Gun Preacher.”