Toby Emmerich
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
United States
2021

Warner Bros. Pictures

Toby
Emmerich

Chairman, Pictures Group

Emmerich has built a strong track record as head of the film group at Warner Bros., which undoubtedly helped him survive a messy 2020 studio reorganization that pushed other longtime execs out the door and consolidated his power, giving him oversight of all the studio’s feature output, both theatrical and streaming. But that didn’t soften the reception he received in December 2020, when he called agency chiefs to inform them the studio would be releasing its films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. Emmerich signed a multi-year contract extension in the summer of 2021, which has him well-positioned for leading the studio at Warner Bros. Discovery, the new entity that will result from AT&T spinning off WarnerMedia and merging it with Discovery in 2022.

Career

  • A STAR IS BORN
  • AQUAMAN
  • JOKER

Education

  • Wesleyan University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Toby Emmerich to Receive Producers Guild's Milestone Award

Toby Emmerich to Receive Producers Guild's Milestone Award

Veteran studio executive Toby Emmerich has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Producers Guild of America's Milestone Award.Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, will be honored at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hill, Calif.“Toby Emmerich is one of the most respected studio executives,” said Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, presidents of the PGA. “He continues to deliver high-quality films in a variety of genres and attract...

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