Longtime Warner Bros. exec Sarah Schechter has joined Warner-based Berlanti Prods. as president.
Schechter’s been a senior production VP and has been working with Berlanti (pictured) on the Peter Pan tentpole “Pan.” Hugh Jackman is on board to play Blackbeard with Joe Wright directing.
Schechter will become a producer on “Pan” and will head Berlanti’s film and television divisions. She joined the studio in 2005 as a creative exec and became a VP in 2007 and a senior VP in 2009.
Berlanti is exec producing CW’s “Arrow” and co-created “No Ordinary Family.” He directed “Life As We Know It” and was a writer on “Green Lantern” and “Wrath Of The Titans.”
Schechter will be replacing current Berlanti Productions president Melissa Kellner Berman.
Prior to joining Warners, Schechter worked for documentarian Barbara Kopple and for Barry Mendel’s production company at Universal, where she worked on “Munich” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.”