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Warner Bros. taps BBC Studios Americas boss to replace Tsujihara

BBC Studios Americas president Ann Sarnoff has been named chair and CEO of Warner Bros. almost three months after her predecessor Kevin Tsujihara was booted from the studio amidst a casting couch scandal.   Sarnoff, a 30-year media veteran, has worked at a range of businesses ranging from Viacom and the NBA to Dow Jones […]

Warner Bros. chief exits amid misconduct scandal

Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has stepped down following an investigation into a casting couch scandal involving a British actor.  The exec’s extramarital involvement with British actor Charlotte Kirk – the subject of a 2017 investigation by the studio that found no wrongdoing on behalf of Tsujihara – resurfaced via a lengthy Hollywood […]

Warner Bros. int’l exec exits after 42 years

Warner Bros. is saying goodbye to one of its longest-serving international executives. Richard Fox has been with the Burbank studio for 42 years, spending the last quarter of a century as executive VP of international. He will leave this summer, according to Warner Bros. Entertainment chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who made the announcement. Fox […]

Bewkes: AT&T will ‘accelerate’ HBO Now growth

The international distribution of the HBO Now SVOD service will be “accelerated” by the sale of Time Warner to telecoms giant AT&T, according to Jeff Bewkes. Speaking on an investor call yesterday, Time Warner CEO Bewkes (pictured) said plans to spread HBO Now – originally a US service – into new territories were progressing, and […]

Rosenblum joins Disney in ‘major reorganisation’

Veteran executive Bruce Rosenblum has joined The Walt Disney Company as part of a “major reorganisation” of the Disney-ABC Television Group. The former Warner Bros. Television and Legendary Television and Digital Media chief has been named president, business operations at Disney-ABC. The role is a new one aimed at bolstering revenues. Rosenblum will have direct […]

Warner Bros. names first China chief

Warner Bros. Entertainment has named veteran Chinese technology and entertainment industry executive Gillian Zhao as its first Chinese boss. Zhao, who was most recently atop film company Wanda Pictures and senior assistant to the president of the Wanda Culture Group, has become Warner’s executive VP and managing director of China. This puts her in charge […]

Warner Bros. creates OTT division

Warner Bros. has created a digital networks division that will house the Hollywood studio’s over-the-top assets and lead a push into OTT services. Craig Hunegs will lead Warner Bros. Digital Networks as president, a role he will fulfil alongside his Warner Bros. Television Group president of business and strategy post. Warner Bros.’s sister companies HBO […]

Warner Bros. restructures as Fox gets China post

Warner Bros. Entertainment as handed senior exec Reg Harpur an expanded international role as executive VP Richard Fox (pictured) moves to Beijing to oversee the studio’s expansion there. Harpur – currently executive VP, operations and planning – will take on day-to-day oversight of the firm’s Amsterdam regional distribution hub, with the local country managers from […]

Time Warner: $19bn content investment coming

Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes says spend on production and programme marketing at the US media giant will soon reach US$19 billion. Bewkes (left) said during an investors’ call the spend was currently at US$15 billion, but would increase as synergies between the Turner Broadcasting System broadcasting business, premium channel HBO and Hollywood studio Warner […]

Warner Bros. names Romano successor

Warner Bros. Entertainment has named ex-Core Media Group financial chief Kim Williams as its CFO following the move to promote long-serving Ed Romano to vice-chairman. Williams will be in charge of financial reporting, budgeting and planning for future business growth at the Burbank, Hollywood studio. Her departure from Core comes after the US-based firm merged […]