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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SAM DICKERMAN NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION FOR COLUMBIA PICTURES
  • CULVER CITY, Calif., March 10, 2011 — Columbia Pictures has promoted Sam Dickerman to Executive Vice President of Production, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures

    Dickerman, who has served as Senior Vice President of Production for the label since joining the studio in 2005, has overseen a series of hits including Click, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Salt, Grown Ups and Just Go With It, among others. Dickerman was the studio's point person on Battle: Los Angeles and is currently working on such highly anticipated films as Zookeeper, I Hate You Dad and Total Recall, all of which were recently added to the studio's 2012 summer slate, as well as the upcoming Kevin James comedy Here Comes The Boom.

    "Sam's contributions to our success the last several years have been exceptional and this promotion is richly deserved," said Belgrad. "He is one of the most highly regarded production executives in our business. We are proud to reward his hard work and thrilled that he will continue to be a key part of our team for many years to come."

    After graduating from Stanford University in 1988, Dickerman worked as an investment banker before attending the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC. He started his film career at Chestnut Hill Productions, where he originally worked as an intern before being promoted to the position of assistant for John Bard Manulis. Dickerman followed Manulis to the Samuel Goldwyn Company in 1994, where he worked on such films as The Madness of King George. In 1996, Dickerman joined Radiant Productions, Wolfgang Petersen's development and production company, as Vice President, where he worked on Air Force One. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1998 and helped develop the screenplay for The Perfect Storm. In 2001, he was promoted to President and worked on Troy, among other films.

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    Steve Elzer
    Senior Vice President, Media Relations
    Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
    (310) 244-7142
    steve_elzer@spe.sony.com