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Legendary Pictures’ Ty Warren to Visit New Zealand

Legendary Pictures’ Ty Warren to Visit New Zealand

1 August, 2012

Film New Zealand is delighted to announce, in conjunction with our corporate partners Air New Zealand and Heritage Hotels, that Ty Warren of Legendary Pictures has been named the winner of this year’s giveaway of a round trip for two from Los Angeles to New Zealand.

Mr Warren is heading up Legendary’s new and expanding production slate as the Executive Vice President of Production for Legendary Pictures based on the Warner Brothers lot. Legendary Pictures is notable not just as a major financier of films but also as a substantial production company in its own right.

Mr Warren says he has had a long standing desire to visit New Zealand.

"I've been wanting to visit New Zealand for years, dating all the way back to when I was supposed to work on the first "Narnia" movie before the producer with whom I worked left the project.

“Through the years I've had the great opportunity to work with many of the wonderful people in the New Zealand film community and the incredible talent at WETA.

“This trip will be the fulfilment of many years of hoping to experience the natural beauty of the country and to visit the first class crew and facilities I know I will be working with in the future. To say that I am merely ‘excited’ at this opportunity, would be an understatement of massive proportions."

Currently, Ty Warren is overseeing production of six films for the company: “Pacific Rim” directed by Guillermo del Toro, “The Seventh Son” starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, “42” directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Harrison Ford, “Godzilla” directed by Gareth Edwards, "300: Battle of Artemisia" directed by Noam Murro and "Hangover 3" directed by Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper and Zack Galifianakis. Additionally, Ty is now overseeing Legendary's interests on four films already in process with Warner Brothers including Zack Snyder’s “Superman: Man of Steel,” Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Killer” and the recently released “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “Wrath of the Titans”.

Film New Zealand CEO Gisella Carr says Film New Zealand is delighted to be bringing Ty Warren to New Zealand.

“Mr Warren has expressed a keen interest in New Zealand, and we greatly look forward to showcasing the country and the New Zealand screen industry to him.

“All credit to our corporate partners Air New Zealand and Heritage Hotels. Their involvement underlines the importance of the screen industry to New Zealand’s economy.”

Prior to coming to Legendary, Ty Warrren was the Senior Vice President of Production for DreamWorks Pictures. For DreamWorks, Ty supervised “Transformers 2” starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, “Revolutionary Road” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, “The Soloist” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, “Ghost Town” starring Greg Kinnear, Ricky Gervais and Tea Leoni and “Eagle Eye” starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan and Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg. As the Vice President of Production at DreamWorks Ty also supervised the hits “Transformers”, “Dreamgirls” (Starring Beyonce Knowles and Jamie Foxx), “Blades of Glory”, (starring Will Ferrell) “Disturbia” (directed by DJ Caruso and starring Shia LaBeouf), “Norbit” (starring Eddie Murphy), “Heartbreak Kid” (starring Ben Stiller) “The Kite Runner” (based on the best-selling book of the same title), and “Sweeney Todd” (directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp).


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