Ashley Brucks

EXCLUSIVE: We are listening to that the highest job at Screen Gems, which is being vacated by Steve Bersh, is poised to go to Paramount EVP Ashley Brucks.

Again, with all these exec talks, put an asterisk on this in case issues falls aside, however we hear Brucks is the best choice; she’s been concerned with such Paramount horror franchise hits as Scream, A Quiet Place and Paranormal Activity.

Recently, Scream VI at near $169M turned the third highest grossing film within the Dimension/Spyglass franchise worldwide, but additionally had the most important opening ever for the sequence at $67M WW. A Quiet Place with a franchise gross of $638.2M WW from two films speaks for itself, a beefy money cow. The spinoff A Quiet Place: Day One is anticipated to hit theaters on March 8 subsequent 12 months. For a label like Screen Gems which is trying to revive themselves, Brucks will are available fairly helpful.

We are instructed that Sony has been interviewing candidates since June to steer its style division which lately hit a homerun with this 12 months’s highest grossing horror film, Insidious: The Red Door

($188.5M), additionally the very best grossing within the Blumhouse franchise. Bersh was key in touchdown the Insidious franchise for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions out of TIFF Midnight Madness back in 2010.

As we first told you, Bersh’s departure, set for the top of the 12 months, was extraordinarily amicable with Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group CEO and Chairman Tom Rothman championing the previous Fox vet to remain on the Culver City lot. Scott Strauss, EVP of Production for Screen Gems, can be exiting when Bersch departs. It stays to be seen if Bersh and Brucks time will coincide at Screen Gems.

When Paramount Players was merged beneath Paramount Motion Picture Group early final 12 months beneath co-heads Mike Ireland and Daria Cercek, Brucks, beforehand SEVP of Production on the studio, turned Head of Development at Paramount Players.

Brucks is 15-year vet of Paramount Pictures. She started her profession at DreamWorks as a manufacturing and improvement government.

We’ll let you already know when this all turns into official.

Sony didn’t reply for request to remark.

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