Brown worked on “Central Intelligence,” “San Andreas,” “Horrible Bosses,” the “Harold & Kumar” series and the upcoming “Fist Fight” with Ice Cube; “Going in Style,” starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin; and “The House” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.
STX’s top releases have been “The Gift” and “The Boy.” Its dramas “The Free State of Jones” and “The Secret in Their Eyes” have underperformed.
Schulman will be moving into a new corporate role within STX Entertainment, overseeing the launch of a significant new initiative with pending details forthcoming.
Adam Fogelson, chairman of the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group, made the announcement. Brown will oversee production and development activities on STX’s upcoming slate of films.
He was most recently a senior VP of production for New Line and will report to Fogelson and Oren Aviv, president and chief content officer for the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
“Sam has a long and exceptional track record identifying and managing the diverse kinds of hit, talent-driven films that are the core of the STX model,” said Fogelson and Aviv. “He is one of the best and brightest in our business who is hugely admired and respected by the creative community.”