Dan Dark, EVP, Worldwide Studio Operations, was named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list and awarded an OBE for his service and contributions to the UK film and TV industry.
Dan’s contribution to the UK film and television industry has long-standing ties to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which he originally helped build. In the mid-90s, Eon Productions approached him to develop Leavesden Aerodrome into a studio for the production of Goldeneye and, following, he continued to run the site as a film studio which became home to all eight Harry Potter films, before it became Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in 2011.
This past year, Dan relocated from London to LA to oversee studio operations for Warner Bros. in both Burbank and Leavesden, as well as production services, which includes set lighting, grip, costume, property, archives, transportation, construction and office services, and worldwide security. Before his move to his current global role, Dan was SVP & Managing Director of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, where he oversaw the production facility as well as the lighting and scaffolding division, Warner Bros. Set Lighting & Rigging, the creative hub Warner Bros. Leavesden Park and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
Many congratulations to Dan on this honour.