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March 28, 1996 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warner Bros. on Wednesday revamped its production ranks, with longtime production chief Bruce Berman leaving to become a film producer at the studio and two executives promoted to replace him. Berman, 43, whose title was president of worldwide theatrical production, is being replaced by Executive Vice Presidents Lorenzo di Bonaventura, 39, and Bill Gerber, 38. Both are considered aggressive, rising stars at the studio, a Time Warner Inc. unit.
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September 4, 2002 | JAMES BATES and ANITA M. BUSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just two months after getting a major promotion, the top film production executive at Warner Bros. resigned abruptly late Tuesday to become a producer at the studio, saying he was miserable in the new job. Lorenzo di Bonaventura had periodically clashed with Warner President Alan Horn over budgets and picking movies during the three years they worked together. They frequently had icy relations, although Warner executives insisted that the two were able to develop a working relationship.
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BUSINESS
September 4, 2002 | JAMES BATES and ANITA M. BUSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just two months after getting a major promotion, the top film production executive at Warner Bros. resigned abruptly late Tuesday to become a producer at the studio, saying he was miserable in the new job. Lorenzo di Bonaventura had periodically clashed with Warner President Alan Horn over budgets and picking movies during the three years they worked together. They frequently had icy relations, although Warner executives insisted that the two were able to develop a working relationship.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1996 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warner Bros. on Wednesday revamped its production ranks, with longtime production chief Bruce Berman leaving to become a film producer at the studio and two executives promoted to replace him. Berman, 43, whose title was president of worldwide theatrical production, is being replaced by Executive Vice Presidents Lorenzo di Bonaventura, 39, and Bill Gerber, 38. Both are considered aggressive, rising stars at the studio, a Time Warner Inc. unit.
BUSINESS
July 11, 2002 | James Bates
Warner Bros. said its top production executive, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, was promoted to the new post of executive vice president, worldwide motion pictures, and will add to his area the job of overseeing domestic marketing at the Burbank-based studio. As part of the restructuring, Warner promoted Jeff Robinov to president of domestic production and Steve Papazian to president of physical production. Both executives will report to di Bonaventura, who continues to report to Warner Bros.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2002
* Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who resigned this year as production chief of Warner Bros. Pictures, will move to Paramount Pictures as a film producer after Jan. 1. Di Bonaventura, who was briefly a producer at Warner after resigning, said he signed a three-year, first-look motion picture deal with Paramount. * Household International Inc.'s $484-million settlement of charges it misled borrowers about home-loan terms was approved by 50 U.S. states, Iowa's attorney general said.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1993
The EMI Records Group named Billy Brill vice president of ERG's pop promotion and Julius Eric Turner director of urban sales. Brill previously was at Interscope Records and before that was senior vice president of promotion at MCA. Turner has previously worked at CEMA Distribution, where he was national urban marketing manager, and SBK Records. Warner Bros. promoted Lorenzo di Bonaventura to senior vice president of production.
BUSINESS
April 22, 1998 | JAMES BATES and CLAUDIA ELLER
Warner Bros. officials confirmed late Tuesday that one of the studio's two production presidents, Bill Gerber, is being made a producer amid one of the company's worst box-office slumps ever. That leaves Lorenzo di Bonaventura--with whom Gerber had repeatedly clashed--the sole head of production. Following a string of expensive box-office duds that includes "The Postman," "Father's Day" and "Mad City," pressure has been mounting at the Burbank studio for changes in its senior production ranks.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013 | By John Horn
Paramount Pictures will cast Chinese roles for its upcoming “Transformers 4” through a reality television show in the world's most populous nation, the studio announced Thursday. The sequel, set for release next summer and directed by Michael Bay, previously was announced as a coproduction between the American studio and China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises. Known as “'Transformers 4' Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show,” the competition will select four actors for the film: two professionals and two amateurs.    The competition is scheduled to start this June and will be judged by Jiaflix producer Sid Ganis, the former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences; Lorenzo DiBonaventura, the producer of the “Transformers” sequel; casting director Denise Chamian; and Paramount marketing and distribution executive Megan Colligan.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2001
* AOL Time Warner Inc. said Lorenzo di Bonaventura, president of worldwide production at Warner Bros., signed a long-term contract with the movie studio. Di Bonaventura, 44, has been with the studio for 11 years. He is in charge of all aspects of development, acquisition and production of feature films for Warner Bros. Pictures. He also will be responsible for agreements with independent production companies.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
One of the reasons comic books captivate so many is their ability to allow ordinary people to hurtle themselves into an imaginary world of extraordinary possibilities. Such is the magic of "RED," a 66-page graphic novel about Frank Moses, a former CIA black-ops agent who is thrown back into action after he becomes a marked man. In the Hollywood version from Summit Entertainment set for release Oct. 15, Bruce Willis plays Moses as a retiree who lounges around the house in his bathrobe and has little more to look forward to than the next issue of the AARP magazine.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2010
CAST: Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber. Directed by Phillip Noyce. BACK STORY: Jolie wasn't always slated to play the lead in this action thriller. Tom Cruise initially had the part before dropping out in a highly publicized split -- and it was more difficult than producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura imagined to adjust the script for a woman. "I thought, 'That's not gonna be that hard.' But it was actually a far more complex exercise than I expected," he says. "But we still had Angelina -- the only female movie star taken in an action element as no different than a man."
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