LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Fanger has been named Executive Vice President & Head of Physical Production for the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the STX Motion Picture Group, and Oren Aviv, President and Chief Content Officer for the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
From Iron Man and Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes to The Grey, Fanger is one of the most accomplished physical production executive producers working in the industry today with a wealth of experience overseeing productions of virtually every size and scope. In his new role, Fanger will begin working immediately on the studio's slate of 12-15 motion pictures annually. He will be responsible for all physical and post production on all new motion pictures produced by STX Entertainment.
"When it comes to making and delivering our movies, Ross is truly one of the smartest executives in this field," said Fogelson. "Whether he is navigating the intricacies of a state's specific production incentives or helping a filmmaker find the best crew or production facilities virtually anywhere in the world, Ross is known as a detail oriented and exceptionally talented production leader and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team."
"Ross is a highly experienced, effective and efficient producer with an unparalleled resume and rolodex," said Aviv. "He knows how to keep projects running on time and is a true leader in the production resources community. The studio and our filmmakers are in great hands as he joins the STX team in this very important role."
Fanger has been a respected executive producer and production manager for nearly three decades and has worked on some of the biggest blockbusters of all time. He was head of physical production for Marvel Studios where he oversaw principal photography, post production, and VFX on hit films including Iron Man and The Hulk. Most recently, Fanger served as executive producer on Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, The A Team, starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper, as well as The Grey. Additionally he spent 10 years at Fox as co-producer/unit production manager on hits including The Fantastic Four and The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as well as X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, & Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.
Prior to his freelance work at Fox, Fanger was a production executive at Disney where he supervised such memorable motion pictures as The Mighty Ducks, Newsies, The Program, When a Man Loves a Woman, Billy Bathgate, and many more.
Fanger began his career as a production assistant on Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, and then moved on to location manager of Barfly, Great Balls of Fire, Miracle Mile and others.
About STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully-integrated motion picture and television studio specializing in the production, marketing, and distribution of talent-driven films and television programming. The multi-platform studio is rapidly moving to include digital production and distribution, in addition to gaming. It is the first major studio to be launched at this scale in Hollywood in more than twenty years.
STX Entertainment recently announced its first four theatrical release dates. On August 7, 2015, the studio will release The Gift contemporary psychological thriller from Jason Blum's Blumhouse, written and directed by Joel Edgerton and starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton. Secret in Their Eyes will be released on October 23, 2015. The crime thriller is written and directed by Billy Ray and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. On January 22, 2016, STX will release The Boy, a horror film from director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), written by Stacey Menear and starring Lauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead"). And March 11, 2016, brings the release of the epic action-drama The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali from writer-director and 4-time Academy Award nominee Gary Ross.
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