Production exec oversaw 'Battle: Los Angeles'

Sony has upped Sam Dickerman to exec VP of production for Columbia Pictures. He had been senior VP of production since joining the label in 2005.

While at the studio, Dickerman has overseen Col titles “Click,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and last year’s “Salt” and “Grown Ups,” among others. Exec was the point person for Columbia on “Battle: Los Angeles,” which opens this weekend.

“Sam’s contributions to our success the last several years have been exceptional,” Col prexy Doug Belgrad said in a statement. “He is one of the most highly regarded production executives in our business.”

Dickerman is working on such upcoming Col titles as “The Zookeeper,” “I Hate You Dad” and “Total Recall.”

Prior to joining Sony, Dickerman most recently served as prexy of Radiant Productions, where he worked on Warner Bros.’ “Troy.”

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