Toby Emmerich

Toby Emmerich (born February 8, 1963), is an American producer,[1] film executive, and screenwriter. He has been with Warner Bros. for much of his career, and formerly served as the chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Toby Emmerich
Born (1963-02-08) February 8, 1963 (age 59)
EducationB.A. Wesleyan University
OccupationFilm producer
ParentAndré Emmerich (father)
RelativesNoah Emmerich (brother)


Emmerich was born to Constance (née Marantz) and André Emmerich (1924–2007), a Frankfurt-born gallery owner and art dealer. His parents lived in New York City at the time of his birth. He is Jewish.[2] He is the brother of Noah Emmerich, an actor, and Adam Emmerich, a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He attended The Calhoun School in New York City and then graduated from Wesleyan University.[citation needed]

He has been producer or executive producer of over 50 films. He also wrote the screenplays to the films Frequency and The Last Mimzy, among other screenplays. He was also the executive music producer of the films Menace II Society and Above The Rim and is given thanks in the credits of Wayne Kramer's 2006 thriller film Running Scared.[3][4]

After serving as president of production at New Line Cinema, Emmerich became president and chief operating officer of New Line on March 18, 2008. In 2017, he became President and Chief Content Officer of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, and later in 2018 its chairman.[5][6] As chairman, he "has oversight of the Studio’s global theatrical production, marketing and distribution operations and also oversees the marketing and distribution activities of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment". In October 2019, he extended his contract as chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group and elevated top lieutenant Carolyn Blackwood to the newly created position of chief operating officer.[7]

On June 1, 2022, Emmerich announced his resignation from his position with Warner Bros, with Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy set to replace him after their contracts with Amazon-owned Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer expire.[8] Emmerich remained at his post for a "transitional period" before starting his own production company, signing a five-year funding and distribution deal with Warner Bros.[9] De Luca and Abdy took over in July 2022.[10]


Year Title Notes
1994 8 Seconds Music supervisor
Above the Rim Executive in charge of music: New Line
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Executive music producer
The Endless Summer II Executive in charge of music
Dumb and Dumber Music executive
1995 Seven Executive in charge of music
Delta of Venus
The Viking Sagas Music executive: New Line
Now and Then Executive in charge of music
1996 Bed of Roses
Pie in the Sky
Mother Night
Last Man Standing
The Long Kiss Goodnight
In Love and War
1997 Dangerous Ground
Love Jones
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Julian Po
Boogie Nights
1998 The Wedding Singer
Dark City
Mr. Nice Guy
Lost in Space
Overnight Delivery
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
2000 Boiler Room
Frequency writer: screenplay/producer
The Cell Executive in charge of music
2001 15 Minutes
Rush Hour 2 Executive producer
2002 All About the Benjamins
Blade II
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Friday After Next
2003 Final Destination 2
The Real Cancun
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
How to Deal
Secondhand Lions
2004 The Butterfly Effect
Laws of Attraction
The Notebook
Raise Your Voice
After the Sunset
Blade: Trinity
2005 Son of the Mask
King's Ransom
Wedding Crashers
The Man
A History of Violence
Just Friends
The New World
2006 Final Destination 3
Take the Lead
Snakes on a Plane
How to Eat Fried Worms
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Little Children
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
The Nativity Story
2007 Code Name: The Cleaner
The Number 23
Full of It
The Last Mimzy Writer: screenplay
Fracture Executive producer
Rush Hour 3
Shoot 'Em Up
Mr. Woodcock
Martian Child
The Golden Compass
2008 Be Kind Rewind
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Sex and the City
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Pride and Glory
Four Christmases
2009 Inkheart
He's Just Not That Into You
17 Again
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
My Sister's Keeper
2010 Dear John
Valentine's Day
Sex and the City 2
2011 Hall Pass
Horrible Bosses
New Year's Eve
2012 Rock of Ages
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2013 Snitch Production executive
Jack the Giant Slayer Executive producer
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
We're the Millers
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2014 Tammy
Horrible Bosses 2
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2015 San Andreas
2016 Keanu
The Conjuring 2
Central Intelligence
Collateral Beauty
2017 Fist Fight
Going in Style
The House
The Disaster Artist
2018 Game Night
Life of the Party
2021 The Many Saints of Newark
2022 Elvis
Black Adam


  1. ^ "Toby Emmerich on Warners Bros.' 'Crazy Rich' Year: "We All Feel Like We've Turned a Corner Now" | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2020-10-06.
  2. ^ Miller, Gerri (2019-05-28). "Noah Emmerich Enters 'The Hot Zone'". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  3. ^ "Running Scared". 24 February 2006 – via IMDb.
  4. ^ "Press Releases - Time Warner Inc".
  5. ^ Lang, Brent (9 January 2018). "Warner Bros. Shake-Up: Toby Emmerich Named Film Chairman, Sue Kroll Out". Variety. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Toby Emmerich". Warner Bros. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ Lang, Brent (2019-10-30). "Toby Emmerich Extends Contract as Warner Bros. Chairman, Carolyn Blackwood Named COO". Variety. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  8. ^ Donnelly, Matt (2022-06-01). "Toby Emmerich Steps Down as Warner Bros. Picture Group Chairman, Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy Taking Over Studio". Variety. Retrieved 2022-06-01.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2022-06-01). "David Zaslav "Thrilled" Toby Emmerich Remaining Part Of Warner Bros Discovery Family, Outlines New Structure; De Luca & Abdy Made Official". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  10. ^ Kim Masters (July 28, 2022). "Alan Horn on Rejoining Warner Bros.: "I See Myself as a Consigliere"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 29, 2022.

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