Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

Courtney Valenti is in talks for a management movie place at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, now below possession of Amazon.

The event comes after 5 months of hypothesis relating to MGM concentrating on Valenti, a seasoned manufacturing government with respectable expertise relationships. Valenti exited her position as president of manufacturing and growth for Warner Bros. Photos in October 2022. Her departure from Warner Bros. marked the top of a 33-year lengthy tenure on the studio.

Since Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy vacated MGM’s movie management positions final spring (there quickly after taking on as co-chairs of Warner Bros. Image Group), Amazon has undertaken an ongoing seek for a steward of the long-lasting leisure banner.

Different people acquainted with the talks have acknowledged {that a} deal between Valenti and MGM is much from full.

Amazon declined to remark for this story. Valenti didn’t instantly reply for remark.

As president of manufacturing and growth at Warner Bros. Photos, Valenti oversaw growth groups and funds for each live-action and animated initiatives. She was accountable for shepherding upcoming movies equivalent to Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” George Miller’s “Mad Max” spinoff “Furiosa” and the musical adaptation of “The Shade Purple” produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Valenti was additionally a key power within the resurgence of animated options at Warner Bros., growing titles equivalent to “The Lego Film” and “Completely happy Toes.” Different notable initiatives embrace the ultimate 4 “Harry Potter” movies, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Nice Gatsby,” “Mad Max: Fury Street” and “The Intern.”

Deadline was first to report information of Valenti being in talks with MGM and Amazon.

Matt Donnelly contributed to this report.

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