Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group
STEVE MOSKO is Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG), one of the world’s leading global feature film entertainment companies. VREG is the holding company of Village Roadshow Pictures and a partner of Perfect Village Entertainment joint venture in China.
Prior to joining VREG, Mosko spent 24 years at Sony Pictures Entertainment, 16 of those running global television, where he rebuilt the business from obscurity into one of the world’s leading producers of content and distribution.
Mosko is credited with a visionary and decisive leadership style and the mentoring of a strong team of executives, combined with an understanding of how to engage and support creative talent. He and his team were early to embrace multiple genres of content and emerging platforms, including a rapidly growing cable industry and the advent of streaming services in today’s digital age.
Under his watch, shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” “Damages,” “The Shield,” and “Rescue Me” were developed and produced for cable; while “The Crown,” “Bloodline,” and “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” found audiences on major streaming platforms. Mosko and his team also produced a myriad of shows for network television and syndication including “The Blacklist,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Shark Tank;” and the syndicated juggernauts “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy,” along with “Dr. Oz.”
Mosko graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. In 1995, his alma mater recognized his accomplishments with their Presidential Achievement Award, and this past May he received an honorary Doctorate from the college. In 2011, Mosko was awarded an honorary doctorate by Chapman University.
An active supporter of emerging talent and education, Mosko currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University.
VRP has released 100 Hollywood films (90 in partnership with Warner Bros.) since 1998 with Global Box Office receipts to date in excess of US$17 billion.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Village Roadshow Pictures
BRUCE BERMAN (Executive Producer) is Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures. The company has successful joint partnerships with Warner Bros. Pictures and other major studios to co-produce a wide range of motion pictures.
Under the Village Roadshow Pictures banner, Berman has executive produced such recent hits as “Ocean’s 8,” starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway; Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”; Clint Eastwood’s “Sully,” starring Tom Hanks; “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper; George Miller’s “Mad
Max: Fury Road,” starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron; “San Andreas,” starring Dwayne Johnson; and “The LEGO® Movie,” directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
His upcoming projects include “Joker,” directed and co-written by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro; and “Sherlock Holmes 3,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
Berman has also served as executive producer on such films as Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio; Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, and its sequel, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”; “Gran Torino,” directed by and starring Clint Eastwood; “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”; Eastwood’s “Mystic River,” starring Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in Oscar-winning performances; the “Ocean’s” Trilogy, with all-star casts led by George Clooney and Brad Pitt; and “Training Day,” for which Denzel Washington won an Oscar.
The initial slate of films under the partnership with Warner Bros. included such hits as “Practical Magic,” starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman; “Analyze This,” teaming Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal; “The Matrix,” starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne; “Three Kings,” starring Clooney; “Space Cowboys,” directed by and starring Clint Eastwood; and “Miss Congeniality,” starring Bullock and Benjamin Bratt.
Berman got his start in the motion picture business working with Jack Valenti at the MPAA while attending Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. After earning his law degree, he landed a job at Casablanca Films in 1978 and worked his way up to a production Vice President at Universal Pictures in 1982.
In 1984, Berman joined Warner Bros. as a production Vice President, and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Production four years later. He was appointed President of Theatrical Production in September 1989, and in 1991 was named to the post of President of Worldwide Theatrical Production, which he held through May 1996. Under his aegis, Warner Bros. Pictures produced and distributed such films as “Presumed Innocent,” “GoodFellas,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” the Oscar-winning Best Picture “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Batman Forever,” “Under Siege,” “Malcolm X,” “The Bodyguard,” “JFK,” “The Fugitive,” “Dave,” “Disclosure,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Outbreak,” “The Client,” “A Time to Kill,” and “Twister.”
In May of 1996, Berman started Plan B Entertainment, an independent motion picture company at Warner Bros. Pictures. He was named Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures in February 1998.
Berman served as a trustee of the California Institute of the Arts, Bennington College, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Photographs Council.
Berman has three children: Lily (daughter) and Booker (son) with his wife, Lea Russo, and Lucas (son), from his previous marriage.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Village Entertainment
ELLEN ELIASOPH is the President and CEO of Perfect Village Entertainment
In her role of President and CEO of Perfect Village Entertainment, Ms. Eliasoph leads the company in its business of identifying, developing, financing, producing, marketing and distributing feature films which are filmed principally in Chinese and widely distributed in the Chinese-speaking markets.
Ms. Eliasoph became the first Hollywood executive to be based in China when she established Warner Bros.’ Beijing office in 1993. She imported The Fugitive to China as the first Hollywood revenue-sharing film. During her long tenure as Managing Director, Warner Bros. Pictures China, Ms. Eliasoph arranged and managed the China releases of the Matrix and Harry Potter series and many other blockbusters, and served as the Warner Bros. production executive on many Sino-foreign co-productions, including Johnnie To’s Turn Left, Turn Right; The Painted Veil, which starred Edward Norton and Naomi Watts; and Ning Hao’s Crazy Stone and Crazy Racer.
Ms. Eliasoph is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale College and a graduate of Yale Law School. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. She first came to China as a member of the initial group of American students to study in China following normalization of U.S./China diplomatic relations. Long committed to the cause of cross-cultural cooperation between the U.S. and China, Ms. Eliasoph was one of the co-founders and producers of the U.S.A. Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.