Bill Daly, senior vice president of post production at Warner Bros. Pictures, started his career in television and film production in 1977, the same year he received his bachelor’s degree from Temple. He immediately landed in Hollywood, working at ABC on hit shows such as Welcome Back, Kotter; Soap; General Hospital; and John Denver and the Muppets – A Christmas Together. In addition, his credits from that period include various musical, variety and comedy specials, as well as the 1984 Summer Olympics, the 1981 World Series and numerous Academy Award presentations.
In addition to entertainment and sports programs, Daly worked on several programs for ABC News, including 20/20; Good Morning America; ABC World News Tonight; and the 1980 presidential primaries and general election. He also served as unit manager on several episodes of Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater for Showtime.
In 1986, Daly joined Lorimar-Telepictures, where he worked on a number of television series, including Spies; She’s the Sheriff; The Hogan Family; Value Television; The Guns of Paradise; Aaron’s Way and Gabriel’s Fire. During his time at Lorimar, he also contributed to the feature films Dead Bang; The Morning After; Next of Kin; The Fourth Protocol; and Dangerous Liaisons, among others.
Shortly after Lorimar-Telepictures’ acquisition by Warner Communications, Daly relocated to their Burbank Studios and joined Warner Bros. Pictures. He began work in post production, serving as director in 1997. He became vice president in 2003 and senior vice president in 2006.
During his tenure at Warner Bros. Pictures, Daly has overseen hundreds of motion pictures, including all of the Harry Potter films, Space Jam; Lethal Weapon 3 and 4; The Matrix trilogy; Batman and Robin; Batman Begins; Troy; Corpse Bride; Artificial Intelligence: AI; Ocean’s 11; The Perfect Storm; Superman Returns; The Departed; Happy Feet; and 300. He is currently supervising Get Smart and Batman: The Dark Knight.
Daly is married to Patricia Yamate, an executive at the ABC Television Network, and has one son, Ian Daly.