Co-Founder and CEO
Clifford Werber has over 30 years of entertainment experience as an entertainment attorney, major studio executive and producer. As the head of worldwide film acquisitions and co-productions at Warner Bros. and Fox, Werber aggregated over $600M in gross revenues including the acquisition and oversight of Academy Award winning Braveheart. He also oversaw the studios’ co-financing deals including James Cameron’sLightstorm Entertainment, New Regency, Village Roadshow, Castle Rock and Alcon and managed studio accounts with leading filmmakers and producers including James Cameron, James Brooks, Ridley and Tony Scott, Larry Kasdan, Ron Shelton, Barry Levinson, John Hughes and Joel Silver.
Werber was an architect of the studios’ local-language film strategies and orchestrated the acquisition and co-production of numerous live-action and animated local films including Germany’s Asterix Conquers America, Fearless Four and A Rat’s Tale, Japan’s My Neighbor Totoro, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting (UK), Mike Newell’s An Awfully Big Adventure (UK), JuanCampanella’s El Mismo amor, la misma lluvia (Argentina), Fernando Trueba’s The Girl of Your Dreams (Spain), Alejandro Amenabar’s Open Your Eyes (Spain) and CarlosDiegues’ Orfeu (Brazil).
After leaving Warner Bros. in 1999, Werber consulted for various independent entertainment companies including Summit Entertainment, Scholastic Entertainment, Zomba, Steve Oedekerk’s O’ Entertainment and Germany’s Helkon International Pictures.
In 2004, Werber entered into an overall producing deal at Warner Bros. and created, packaged and produced A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff, grossing over $130M in worldwide revenues. Werber also produced Universal’s Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes and Sony’s Just Add Water starring Danny DeVito, Justin Long, Jonah Hill and Melissa McCarthy.
In 2012, Werber founded Fluent Entertainment; a groundbreaking film financing/production venture aligned with Sony Pictures, predominantly focused on international, local-language films. Werber shepherded the hit German language film franchise Fuenf Freunde 1,2,3 & 4, remakes of the blockbuster Brazilian comedy, Se Eu Fosse Voce in Germany (Warner Bros.), India (Fox) and the UK (Lionsgate), the German adaptation of Pantelion’s Imaginary Friend and Pantelion’s Mexican adaptation of the German blockbuster Fack ju Gohte.
In 2014, Werber was named President of Worldview Entertainment, a private equity film financing company involved in financing both independent and major studio films such as New Regency/Fox’s critically acclaimed Birdman.
Werber graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics, received a J.D. from Loyola Law School and is a recognized moderator and panelist on international co-productions at industry forums worldwide.