Warner Bros Entertainment's recently formed direct-to-platform unit Warner Premiere has hired Jon Kuyper as vice president of physical production.

Kuyper will oversee all aspects of physical production, including locations, construction, transportation, property and crew staffing.

He reports directly to division president Diane Nelson and will work closely with other Warner Premiere executives to accommodate their needs in the production schedule.

The new arrival has held production positions at Hometown Films, Concorde/New Horizons, and Playboy Entertainment, and co-founded Bauhaus Entertainment Group, where he served as executive in charge of production. He started his career as a writer's assistant on Rocky V.

'Jon has an incredible production background, having worked on films of all genres and budgets over the last 15-plus years,' Nelson said.

'His broad experience and extensive contacts will serve the Warner Premiere team and mission well as we ramp up our production slate.'

Kuyper's production manager credits include Employee Of The Month and Happy Endings.