‘Father Of The Bride’ Producer & Development Exec Paul Perez Lands First Look Deal At Warner Bros

Specific: the former Warner Bros, development executive Paul Perez has inked a production deal in a Burbank, CA lot.

The news comes in the form of Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan romantic comedy, father of the Bride, A project Perez led and produced in the studio, hits HBO Max on Thursday, June 16.

During his time at Warner Bros., Perez was involved in the development of Ready Player One, Dune And Doctor sleep.

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He came to Warner after a development executive stint at Lionsgate’s Pantelion, where he worked on the Eugenio Derbez hit film, instructions not included, Which ended with $100.5M WW as well as Mexico’s highest grossing export of all time spare parts And No match Frida. Perez initially cut his teeth in the industry reading scripts for producer Ben Odell (now Derbez’s production partner at 3Pas Studios) and working at the Miami William Morris offices.

father of the Bride Given Cuba’s American Miami heritage, Perez has a project close to his heart. He came across the property during a search through the Warner Library looking to develop the modified IP. The project gained momentum after Perez discussed it at a Warner Bros. development executive retreat, with the studio’s president of production Courteney Valenti eventually taking on Matt Lopez’s script. The Fresh Angle in This Latino Tech father of the Bride: The parents of the bride, played by Garcia and Estefan, are on the verge of divorce. Perez marries package with rising Mexican filmmaker Gary Alazaraki (2013) we are rich,

While recent audiences are familiar with the Steve Martin-Diane Keaton-Martin short 1991 Touchstone remake (a hit back then grossed over $89M and a 1995 sequel), the film was originally an MGM title released in 1950, Directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor. Warner had inherited the title through its absorption of Turner Films in 1995 in the prior May 1986 acquisition of MGM Library. Disney licensed the title during the 90s and in more recent years. father of the BrideThe underlying rights to Warner were returned.

Perez is also shepherding under his new deal New training Day Prequel in the studio. That picture is set around the time of the LA riots that followed the infamous Rodney King verdict.

Valenti told Deadline, “Warner Bros. is thrilled that Paul Perez will sign a first production deal with the studio. Paul is a valued collaborator who spent many years at WB in development and production. During that time he created several classic libraries. Resume titles showed exceptional creativity and strategic thinking. One of those titles is father of the Bride, we love gaz alazraki movie father of the Bride And so grateful to Paul for starting the film process with his idea of ​​re-imagining this wonderful world.”