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Walter Hamada[2] is an American film executive and producer. He joined New Line Cinema in 2007, where he served as an executive producer on films such as The Conjuring (2013), Annabelle (2014), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Lights Out (2016), and It (2017). In January 2018, he was appointed the President of DC-based film production at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Walter Hamada
Walter Hamada DC Films President.jpg
Residence United States
Occupation Film executive and producer
Years active 2002–present
Employer Warner Bros. Pictures
Title President of DC-based film production[1]

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CareerEdit

He began his career as an assistant at TriStar and became Vice President of production at Columbia Pictures.[2] In 2007, he joined New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros., where he served as a production executive for a decade.[2] He oversaw their horror slate of films with Dave Neustadter, including The Conjuring series and It (2017).[3] He also co-wrote the story for 47 Ronin (2013), a Universal Pictures film starring Keanu Reeves.[4]

In January 2018, after Justice League underperformed critically and commercially,[5] Warner Bros. appointed Hamada as the President of DC Films. He oversees production of the DC Extended Universe and other DC-based films, and works closely with Geoff Johns, the President and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment.[2][1] According to The Hollywood Reporter, his overseeing of the DC film Shazam! (2019) at New Line impressed Toby Emmerich, the then-President and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Pictures.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role
2002 Sorority Boys Producer
2007 Whisper Producer
2009 Friday the 13th Executive producer
The Final Destination Executive producer
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Executive producer
2011 Final Destination 5 Executive producer
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Executive producer
The Conjuring Executive producer
47 Ronin Story
Executive producer
2014 Into the Storm Executive producer
Annabelle Executive producer
2015 The Gallows Executive producer
2016 The Conjuring 2 Executive producer
Lights Out Executive producer
Crawlspace Executive producer
Wolves at our Door Executive producer
2017 Annabelle: Creation Executive producer
It Executive producer
2018 Tag Executive producer
Aquaman Executive producer
2019 Wonder Woman 1984 Executive producer

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Walter Hamada". Warner Bros. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lang, Brent (January 4, 2018). "Warner Bros. Taps Walter Hamada to Oversee DC Films Production (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Kit, Borys (January 4, 2018). "DC Movies Finds New President With 'It,' 'Conjuring' Executive". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 6, 2018. 
  4. ^ Debruge, Peter (December 23, 2013). "Film Review: '47 Ronin'". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2018. 
  5. ^ Lang, Brent (December 7, 2017). "DC Shake-Up in the Works After 'Justice League' Stumbles (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved June 3, 2018. 

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