Toby Emmerich
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Warner Bros. Pictures

Toby
Emmerich

Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group

In January, Emmerich survived a lengthy corporate bake-off against marketing chief Sue Kroll to become head of the pictures group. The veteran executive is tasked with helping Warner Bros. revitalize its under-performing slate of DC films. Emmerich enjoyed a sizzling run at the summer box office, riding on the success of “The Meg” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” while demonic scarefest “The Nun” kicked off the fall season on a high note. The studio hopes the eagerly awaited “A Star Is Born” will be an awards magnet. Looming over it all is the challenge of appeasing a new corporate parent with little Hollywood experience, as AT&T finalized its acquisition of Time Warner, Warners’ former parent company. Emmerich, who came aboard in 1992, previously ran New Line.

Career

  • WONDER WOMAN
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
  • OCEAN'S 8

Education

  • Wesleyan University (CT, USA)

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Inside Warner Bros. Pictures Chief Toby Emmerich's Vision for the Studio and DC Universe (EXCLUSIVE)

Inside Warner Bros. Pictures Chief Toby Emmerich's Vision for the Studio and DC Universe (EXCLUSIVE)

What a difference a blockbuster makes.“Wonder Woman,” the comic-book global juggernaut about the do-gooding warrior princess, has lifted spirits around the Warner Bros. lot and reenergized the struggling DC Comics cinematic universe, which many critics and fanboys had written off. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” may have grossed a combined $1.6 billion globally, but the consensus was they were dark, dour and creatively inert. “Wonder Woman,” with its message of female empowerment, has been a panacea,...

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