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Will Packer Productions Hires Gaumont Executive Johanna Byer

Will Packer Productions Hires Gaumont Executive Johanna Byer

Will Packer Productions has hired Johanna Byer as executive VP of motion pictures.

For the past four years, Byer has served as senior VP of film and television for French film studio Gaumont. Prior to that role, she was the VP of development at Working Title Films, where she played key roles in producing and developing numerous film projects including “We Are Your Friends,” “Baby Driver,” “Theory of Everything,” “Everest” and “Les Miserables.”

In her new position, Byer is responsible for identifying, developing and producing the company’s feature film projects as well as working closely with filmmakers, directors and other talent. She reports directly to James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions.

“Johanna is a highly regarded and respected executive who will be a great addition to Wpp as we ramp up our slate of films and expand our features business,” said Lopez. “We look forward to developing meaningful and impactful projects with her.

See full article on Variety