Mattel Promotes Robbie Brenner to President of Mattel Movies

Mattel has promoted Robbie Brenner to President of Mattel Movies. Brenner beforehand served as Govt Producer of Mattel Movies since 2018.

Brenner produced Barbie: The Film for Mattel, the record-shattering movie that was launched in theaters this previous summer time in collaboration with Warner Bros. Footage. The very best-grossing movie of the yr, Barbie: The Film is directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken.

“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 based mostly on our iconic manufacturers that can resonate in tradition and enchantment to world audiences,” says Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel. “She has completed precisely that and a lot extra, positioning Mattel Movies as a key accomplice for progressive creators, world-class expertise, award-winning producers, and main studios. Underneath Robbie’s management, we sit up for proceed rising Mattel Movies and bringing extra thrilling tales with cultural impression to the large display screen to the delight of followers around the globe.”

Brenner provides, “All through my profession, I’ve at all times gravitated towards creating essential films which have one thing to say. Mattel and Ynon have given me the chance of a lifetime to unlock a treasure trove of [intellectual property] IP and collaborate with among the best actors, auteurs, and studios on this planet. I’m grateful to all our inventive companions and everybody at Mattel for his or her help and confidence. As we rejoice the overwhelming success of the Barbie film with our unimaginable companions and followers, I’m much more excited by what’s subsequent for Mattel Movies.”

Past the Barbie: The Movie, Mattel Movies has introduced 14 live-action movement photos in lively growth with main studio companions together with American Lady, Barney, Sizzling Wheels, Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox, Main Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe, Polly Pocket, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Thomas & Associates, UNO, View-Grasp, and Wishbone. Mattel Movies can also be creating Christmas Balloon, a vacation household drama based mostly on an all-new IP.

Previous to becoming a member of Mattel, as an unbiased producer, Brenner earned a 2013 Academy Award nomination for Dallas Patrons Membership, which received three Academy Awards together with Greatest Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Greatest Supporting Actor for Jared Leto. Brenner additionally produced the critically-acclaimed ladies’s rights drama Name Jane, starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver; the supernatural romance The In Between, starring Joey King and Kyle Allen; and Burden, starring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, and Andrea Riseborough, which premiered on the 2018 Sundance Movie Competition and received the U.S. Dramatic Viewers Award.

Beforehand, Brenner served as President of Manufacturing at Relativity and was integral to the studio’s acquisition of the Sundance documentary Catfish, which turned a cultural sensation. There she additionally led manufacturing on films resembling Immortals, Protected Haven, Mirror, Mirror, Out of the Furnace, The Fighter, and extra. She additionally beforehand oversaw and shepherded movie manufacturing at Miramax Movies and twentieth Century Fox.

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