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Warner Bros. to Realign Television and Home Entertainment Operations to Enhance Production Capabilities and Maximize Content



  Warner Bros. to Realign Television and Home Entertainment Operations to
  Enhance Production Capabilities and Maximize Content Value

                Warner Bros. Executives Elevated to New Roles

 Peter Roth, Craig Hunegs and Jeffrey Schlesinger to Run Studio’s Television
                                 Businesses;

Thomas Gewecke to Become Chief Digital Officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment;

    Ron Sanders and Diane Nelson to Assume Additional Responsibilities in
                            Distribution and Games

Business Wire

BURBANK, Calif. -- May 15, 2013

Warner Bros. today announced a strategic realignment of its television and
home entertainment operations to continue the Studio’s focus on producing the
world’s best content while maximizing its value by taking full advantage of
every current and emerging exhibition platform. The organizational changes
were announced by Kevin Tsujihara, CEO, Warner Bros.

“The digital revolution continues to change every aspect of the way we do
business, and this strategic realignment will help us address those changes to
better deliver our world-class content to the widest array of consumers across
the globe,” said Tsujihara. “Warner Bros. has the world’s best television
series, films, games and original digital content, and we are committed to
maximizing its value to the company, our creative partners and, ultimately,
consumers.”

Under this realignment, which is effective immediately, the Studio’s worldwide
television operations will be overseen by a team of longstanding executives
responsible for global production and distribution; the Studio’s digital
strategy will be consolidated under a Chief Digital Officer; and various home
entertainment functions will be reassigned.

“One of Warner Bros.’ greatest strengths has always been its people, and this
realignment will tap into the expertise and experience of a number of the
company’s longstanding executives,” said Barry Meyer, Chairman, Warner Bros.
“The Studio and its leadership have a legacy of adapting and evolving to meet
and exceed consumers’ demands. The changes announced today continue that
tradition and solidly position us for future success.”

In television, Peter Roth will now serve as President and Chief Content
Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group, while retaining his title and
responsibilities as President, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon
Television and Animation. He will add creative oversight of Telepictures
Productions and Warner Bros. International Television Production to his
responsibilities. Craig Hunegs will now serve as President, Business and
Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group, with responsibility for the business
operations of the Group. He will also be responsible for windowing strategies
and expanding production businesses. Additionally, Hunegs will join the boards
of both The CW Network and Shed Media. Jeffrey Schlesinger will now serve as
President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution and be responsible
for distribution of the Studio's content to all television platforms
worldwide, including the sale of previously produced series and feature films
to U.S. broadcast and cable outlets, domestic syndication and sales to SVOD
and AVOD platforms. He will also continue to be responsible for the business
operations of WBITVP.

Roth, Hunegs and Schlesinger will all report directly to Tsujihara. Roth and
Schlesinger will share oversight of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television
Marketing, headed by Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros.
Television Group.

Thomas Gewecke, previously President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, has
been named Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and
Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and is responsible for
driving the Studio’s worldwide digital growth and managing its global business
strategy. He will further be charged with coordinating the company’s various
digital distribution strategies to maximize the value of all of Warner Bros.’
content across all current and emerging digital exhibition platforms (SVOD and
TVOD functions will continue to be managed by the Television and Home
Entertainment Groups). Gewecke will additionally oversee Warner Bros.
Technical Operations, Corporate Business Development, and Home Entertainment’s
Direct-to-Consumer, Business Development and Flixster groups. Gewecke will
report directly to Tsujihara.

In Home Entertainment, Ron Sanders, formerly President, Warner Home Video,
will become President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution.
In this new role, Sanders will expand his purview to include global digital
transactional business (electronic sell-through and VOD), as well as the
global distribution activities of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
(WBIE). Additionally, Sanders will help expand the retail distribution of DC
Entertainment products, working closely with DCE’s President, Diane Nelson.
Sanders will report directly to Tsujihara.

Diane Nelson remains President, DC Entertainment, which continues to be a
stand-alone entity under Warner Bros. Entertainment, and she will now have a
dual report to Tsujihara and Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures
Group. Nelson adds responsibilities as President and Chief Content Officer for
WBIE, where she will oversee the development, production and marketing of all
video game titles for WBIE, including those based on DC characters, as well as
other Warner Bros. properties and original IP. In this capacity, she will work
closely with WBIE’s President, Martin Tremblay, who will now report to Nelson
and Sanders.

Contact:

Warner Bros.
Paul McGuire, 818-601-1706
Paul.McGuire@warnerbros.com
or
Susan Fleishman, 818-954-1919
Susan.Fleishman@warnerbros.com
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