Veteran film executive Courtenay Valenti found her next post. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Warner Bros. alum is close to closing a deal with Amazon. Valenti is expected to take the top job at the MGM studio, which has been vacant for months.
On Sept. 2, Warner Bros. announced that Valenti will step down as president of production and development at the end of October. She spent 33 years at the studio, promoted to her most recent position under former studio head Toby Emmerich.
She exited after Emmerich left his position as part of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger and MGM’s Michael DeLuca and Pamela Abdi run Warner .
Amazon’s Jennifer Salke gains access to traditional studio film and TV output after De Luca and Abdy’s MGM exit. Amazon bought MGM last March for $8.5 billion, giving the e-commerce giant franchises such as James Bond (with Eon) and Creed .
During his tenure at Warners, Valenti, daughter of the late MPAA President Jack Valenti, oversaw films such as The Lego Movie , Four Harry Potter Movies and Mad Max: Fury Road . Recent projects she has overseen include George Miller’s upcoming Fury Road sequel, Furiosa and Fantastic Beasts : Dumbledore, Elvis Presley, Barbie’s Secret and Purple .