Village Roadshow Promotes Kevin P. Berg to General Counsel, Executive VP, Business and Legal Affairs
Village Roadshow today announced the promotion of Kevin P. Berg to General Counsel at Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG) and Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at Village Roadshow Pictures (VRP). Berg will continue to report to Greg Basser, CEO of VREG and Susan Bracey, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VREG.
In this role, Berg will continue to work with VRP partner Warner Bros. and outside counsel to manage aspects of legal affairs related to the production, distribution and marketing of all VRP films. As part of a restructure of the VREG Business and Legal Affairs group, Berg's additional responsibilities will have him directly overseeing the tax and Compliance functions of the company while continuing to advise on corporate Compliance and international corporate governance agreements.
Berg has been with VRP since the establishment of the company's Los Angeles office in 1998 and was named Senior Vice President, Legal and Financial Affairs of VRP and Associate Corporate and Legal Counsel of VREG in 2008. Before joining VRP, Berg served as a legal consultant for the American Film Marketing Association and held the position of law clerk at the firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.
"We are extremely thrilled to recognize Kevin's enormous contribution to VREG," said Basser. "As a founding executive in our LA office, his expertise in business and legal affairs has been integral to the growth of the company over the past 15 years."
"It has been a pleasure to work for innovative leaders and be a part of a company with a rich history that continues to produce high-caliber projects for a global audience," said Berg. "I am honored to expand my role for Village Roadshow and look forward to all of our future endeavors together."
VRP's upcoming slate includes "The Lego Movie" starring Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett opening February 7, 2014; "All You Need Is Kill" starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton opening June 6, 2014; and "Mad Max: Fury Road" starring Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron set to open in 2015.
Village Roadshow Entertainment Group is a leading independent global entertainment company in the business of building leading, content-rich companies within the entertainment industry. It employs innovative strategies to develop, acquire and deliver intellectual property rights with timeless appeal, while taking advantage of group-wide strategic and operational efficiencies. VREG is the holding company of Village Roadshow Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia.
Village Roadshow Pictures is a leading independent co-producer and co-financier of major Hollywood motion pictures, having produced over 80 films since its establishment in 1997 including, as co-productions with Warner Bros., "The Great Gatsby," "The Matrix" Trilogy, The "Sherlock Holmes" franchise, "I am Legend," the "Ocean's" series, "Happy Feet," "Mystic River," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Get Smart," "Sex and the City 2" and "Gran Torino."
VRP self-distributes its filmed entertainment through affiliates in several territories around the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.