Michele “Missy” Imperato Stabile has been named President of Worldwide Physical Production at Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio announced on Friday. She will report directly to Michael DeLuca and Pam Abdy, the co-CEOs of Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
Imperato Stabile will join the studio in the coming weeks, and her new role will see her leading the division responsible for all physical production aspects of films from Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, and Warner Animation Group, including digital effects, post-production services, and product placement.
“We think Missy’s one of the best in the business,” DeLuca and Abdy said in a joint statement. “We’ve had the pleasure of working with her before and have seen how skillfully she works with our creative partners and production teams to deliver a top-notch filmmaking experience, which results in great films. We can’t wait for her to get started.”
Imperato Stabile has been a member of the DGA since 1994 and she has more than 40 movies under her belt as a producer, executive producer, and production manager, having worked with directors such as Ridley Scott (G.I. Jane), Brian De Palma (The Untouchables), Paul Feig (The Heat), and Mike Nichols on films such as The Birdcage, Primary Colors, Wolf, and Regarding Henry.
She also produced Illumination’s hit movie Hop, and she served as an Executive Producer on Fox’s hybrid franchises Garfield, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Dr. Dolittle, as well as Sony’s Ghostbusters, and Paramount’s Coming 2 America.
Imperato Stabile most recently served as President of Physical Production at MGM, where she oversaw both MGM and Orion titles, including Sarah Polley’s Women Talking, Ron Howard‘s Thirteen Lives, and Chinonye Chukwu’s Till, as well as last year’s awards slate — Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Licorice Pizza, and Joe Wright‘s Cyrano, among films. Those include Michael B. Jordan‘s directorial debut Creed III and George Clooney‘s upcoming rowing drama The Boys in the Boat.