Greg Silverman has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice-president of creative development and production at Warner Bros.

Effective January 1, 2010, Silverman will assume full oversight of development activities and budget and seek out fresh opportunities to diversify the slate. He reports to Warner Bros Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov (pictured).

Silverman previously served as executive vice-president of production and shepherded The Hangover,300 and The Dark Knight, among others, as well as such upcoming releases as Inception from Christopher Nolan and Sucker Punch from Zack Synder.

He initially joined Warner Bros in 1999 as a junior production executive then left for Revolution Studios as senior vice-president of production before returning to Warner Bros in 2002 as vice-president of production. He was promoted to senior vice-president of production in 2004 and then executive vice-president of production in 2006.

“[Silverman] has a deep understanding of the development process, and I am very pleased that he will expand his role and focus while continuing to bring his superb taste and many talents to our efforts,” Robinov said.