New Film Production VP At WWE9 Sep, 2002 By: Hive News
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., today named Jed Blaugrund VP, Production, in its WWE Films division.
Blaugrund will be responsible for developing movie and television projects for WWE Films and will report to WWE Films president Joel Simon. He will be based in WWE's Los Angeles office.
"Jed's background and passion for movies makes him perfectly suited to develop and produce movies for WWE Films. His writer relationships and creative instincts are stellar, and I'm thrilled to have him on my team," said Simon.
Blaugrund comes to WWE from Universal Studios-based Mostow/Lieberman Productions, where he was VP of Production. Reporting to company principals Jonathan Mostow (Breakdown, U-571, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) and Hal Lieberman, Blaugrund supervised development of the company's slate of projects. Before Mostow/Lieberman, Blaugrund was a creative executive at Turner Pictures, working on such projects as Michael, Any Given Sunday and City of Angels. Blaugrund began his career as an assistant to Bedford Falls Company co-founder Edward Zwick, where he worked on Legends of the Fall and the television series, “My So-Called Life.”
"I'm thrilled to be joining the WWE family," Blaugrund said. "I look forward to making films that appeal to not only our loyal fans, but to moviegoers worldwide. The WWE brand is incredibly powerful and recognizable; I know this division will only build upon that success."