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Exec replaces longtime industry veteran Gary Martin

Andrew Z. Davis has been named president of production administration for Columbia Pictures. He will report to Col prexy Doug Belgrad, who made the announcement Wednesday.

An industry vet himself, Davis takes over for predecessor, Gary Martin, who has been working in the industry for 51 years, of which 32 were spent at Columbia overseeing more than 600 films.

In his new role, Davis will supervise all physical production including post and visual effects for Columbia, as well as live-action segments of films from Sony Pictures Animation.

“It won’t be easy stepping into Gary Martin’s shoes,” Belgrad admitted. But he added that Davis brings with him “a disciplined and cost conscious approach to production management.”

Prior to joining Sony, Davis oversaw physical production for MGM from 2003 to 2005, before returning to producing. Most recently, he exec produced “In Time” for Fox and “Your Highness” and “Role Models” for Universal.

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