Universal raises Bernstein to exec VP

Prod'n topper has track record with comedies, genre material

Universal Pictures has upped Scott Bernstein to exec VP of production.

Best known for his work with genre material like “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” Bernstein has also been involved with many of the studio’s hit comedies, including “The Break-Up” and “Role Models.” He is currently shepherding “Your Highness” and the prequel to John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” Bernstein is also developing Dark Horse’s graphic novel “The Umbrella Academy” and the bigscreen adaptation of “Battlestar Galactica.”

He’ll report to U prexy of production Debbie Liebling.

Scott has a real sense of what’s next in pop culture, which informs his work on comedies and genre films,” said U co-chair Donna Langley. “He’s been a great asset to the studio.”

Before joining U in 2007 as a senior VP of production, Bernstein worked as a production exec at Revolution Studios, Lionsgate and Ignite Films. He also did stints at Mostow/Lieberman Prods. and the Draizin Co.

Bernstein began his film career at Jon Peters Entertainment as a story editor-production exec.