Paul Broucek began his film career on the landmark film Apocalypse Now as an assistant engineer. He went on to join the recording staff at the Record Plant team responsible for the start-up of the studio’s film scoring division and the modernization and re-opening of Paramount Studio’s famed Stage M.
Broucek headed the creative music team at New Line Cinema for 12 years, having served as President, Music from 2004-2008. He was the Executive Music Producer (along with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh) for the Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy-which won three of the four Academy Awards for which they were nominated in music categories. Among the New Line films for which he oversaw the music are the Austin Powers films, the Rush Hour film series, Wedding Crashers, Hairspray, and Sex and the City.
Broucek recently launched Common Market, a music consulting, production, and publishing company specializing in the productions for film, television, records, online, commercials, games, and new media.
In December 2009, Broucek was named President, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures. His responsibility lies on the overall creative direction of Warner Bros. Pictures’ music operations. He is also in charge with the strategic development and deployment of music-related initiatives to meet the needs of Warner Bros. Pictures’ producers and directors. In addition, Broucek has oversight of WaterTower Music, fka New Line Records, serving as its President. He is currently working on Harry Potter 7, The Hobbit, and A Star Is Born, to name a few.