Legendary Entertainment announced today it has hired veteran film executive Jon Silk to serve as Executive Vice President of Production. Silk will join Legendary’s film division alongside Alex Garcia and Cale Boyter, who also serve as Executive Vice Presidents of Production, as well as Ali Mendes, Vice President of Production and Creative Executive Jay Ashenfelter. He will report to Mary Parent, Legendary’s Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production.
“We are thrilled to have Jon join the team. I have known Jon since he first started in the business and he has always had a great eye for material across all genres. His passion combined with his strong skill set will be a great addition to Legendary as we continue to grow our slate of films for worldwide audiences,” stated Parent.
Prior to joining Legendary, Silk was Jeff Robinov’s initial creative hire at Studio 8 and served as Executive Vice President, Creative where he worked on films including Nosferatu and White Boy Rick. Silk also spent six years at the Warner Bros.-based Lin Pictures, where he focused on identifying intellectual properties with franchise potential including the recent film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT, which Silk was an Executive Producer on and has grossed more than $650 million worldwide.
Legendary currently has four films in various phases of production including Pacific Rim: Uprising, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, Skyscraper and Detective Pikachu, along with a number of films in development.