The Wayfare Entertainment co-founder and former CEO has joined FilmNation Entertainment in the new position of co-president of production and acquisitions.
Browning will attend Toronto scouting for projects for the company to produce, sell and finance. He relocates from New York to Los Angeles to join co-president of production and acquisitions Aaron Ryder.
Both Browning and Ryder will report to FilmNation CEO Glen Basner.
FilmNation, in town selling The Imitation Game, While We’re Young and Top Five, is in development on The Good House to star Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro and In The Event Of A Moon Disaster, which Tate Taylor will direct.
The company is in pre-production on Cannes market sensation Story Of Your Life, which triggered a $20m acquisition by Paramount.
“We have successfully collaborated with Ben in the past, and I know that his joining our team will be key in continuing to propel FilmNation forward,” said Basner. “Aaron’s and Ben’s talent combined is a real force for us as our slate and resources grow.”
Browning most recently served as president of Start Motion Pictures, the content production division of Start Media. The latter absorbed Wayfare in 2013.
Browning and James Cameron served as executive producers on 3D underwater adventure feature and FilmNation sales title Sanctum.