On the heels of the over-billion-dollar field workplace success of Barbie, Robbie Brenner has been upped to the president of Mattel Movies.
Brenner, whose earlier title was government producer of Mattel Movies, joined the corporate in 2018 after a profession as a profitable impartial producer with credit that embrace Dallas Patrons Membership.
The primary movie launched underneath Brenner’s tenure on the toy firm was the Margot Robbie-fronted Warner Bros title, Barbie. The Greta Gerwig-directed movie is the most important theatrical launch of the 12 months, and the most important field workplace launch in Warner Bros. historical past, grossing over $1.4 billion on the international field workplace thus far.
“Robbie joined the corporate 5 years in the past to carry the imaginative and prescient of Mattel Movies to life, collaborating with main filmmakers to make standout high quality films primarily based on our iconic manufacturers that may resonate in tradition and attraction to international audiences,” stated Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz. “She has carried out precisely that and a lot extra, positioning Mattel Movies as a key associate for modern creators, world-class expertise, award-winning producers, and main studios.”
“All through my profession, I’ve all the time gravitated towards creating vital films which have one thing to say. Mattel and Ynon have given me the chance of a lifetime to unlock a treasure trove of IP and collaborate with a number of the best actors, auteurs, and studios on the earth,” added Brenner, who beforehand held positions at Relativity, Miramax, and twentieth Century Fox.
Mattel has a deep slate of tasks in varied phases of growth. This features a Scorching Wheels film with Warner Bros. and producer J.J. Abrams, a Polly Pocket film from Lena Dunham starring Lily Collins, and tasks primarily based on Magic 8 Ball, Barney, and American Woman manufacturers.