Ava DuVernay’s Array has elevated Paul Garnes, formerly head of physical production, to president of Array Filmworks as Sarah Bremner exits the company for a personal hiatus.
Garnes (pictured), DuVernay’s (13th) long-time producing partner, will oversee all aspects of creative development, physical productions and post-production for Array’s TV and film slate.
As head of physical production, Garnes, who joined Array in March 2020, established the company’s production process and infrastructure while supervising set operations and post completion across scripted, unscripted and animated series.
Garnes has held senior executive posts at Foxx/King Productions and Simmons-Lathan Media Group. He has served as producer, line producer and production manager on films and television series for Disney, Dreamworks, HBO, ABC, NBC, BET, Sony/Screen Gems, Magnolia and Paramount Pictures.
He also worked as vice president and executive in charge of production for the Tyler Perry Company, supervising more than 250 episodes of broadcast television while at the studio.
“Paul has been my true and trusted partner for the past decade, the one who takes my dreams off the page and makes them a reality on the set and beyond. He’s simply the best at what he does and the way that he does it – with warmth and wisdom, gusto and grace
“Sarah is a thoughtful executive who has built a wonderful creative development team here and is respected by our showrunners and artists. I’m grateful for her time at Array, look forward to continuing our friendship and wish her good health and happiness always,” DuVernay said in a release.