Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces New Leadership for Warner Bros. Pictures Group

  Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces New Leadership for Warner Bros.
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BURBANK, Calif. -- June 24, 2013

Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced a new leadership team to run Warner
Bros. Pictures Group, capitalizing on the proven strengths of a number of
longtime Studio executives. Sue Kroll will now serve as President, Worldwide
Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures; Greg
Silverman will now serve as President, Creative Development and Worldwide
Production, Warner Bros. Pictures; and Toby Emmerich will continue as
President and COO, New Line Cinema, while adding responsibility for Warner
Bros. Theatre Ventures. The announcement was made today by Kevin Tsujihara,
CEO, Warner Bros., to whom all three executives will report.

Working closely with the management team, Dan Fellman, whose contract has been
extended, will continue in his role as President, Domestic Distribution,
reporting directly to Tsujihara. Veronika Kwan Vandenberg will continue as
President, International Distribution, and ultimately assume responsibility
for worldwide distribution, taking on the domestic distribution function upon
the planned retirement of Fellman. Kwan Vandenberg will report to Kroll who,
in addition to her marketing and distribution responsibilities, will continue
to be involved in all aspects of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s
releases.

“Warner Bros. is the world’s preeminent motion picture studio with one of the
most talented executive benches in the industry,” said Tsujihara.
“Collectively, this team has more than 100 years at the company and broad
experience across the film business, which will ensure that Warner Bros.
Pictures continues as a respected leader in production, marketing and global
distribution. I have every confidence that we will continue to deliver the
industry’s most compelling, popular and successful movies.”

“This marks an exciting new chapter in the storied history of Warner Bros.
Pictures,”said Barry Meyer, Chairman, Warner Bros. “We are in the midst of
another terrific year, and our film division will continue to thrive well into
the future under this realigned organization.”

Kroll was named President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures in
January 2008 and has led enormously successful campaigns for a broad range of
motion pictures, including most recently “Man of Steel,” “The Great Gatsby”
and last year’s Academy Award Best Picture winner, “Argo.” Other prominent
campaigns include the billion-dollar blockbusters “The Dark Knight” and “The
Dark Knight Rises,” as well as “Inception” and the final installments of the
Harry Potter series.

Silverman has been President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures since April
2011 and played a key role in recent box-office successes, including “The
Great Gatsby,” directed by Baz Luhrmann, “Argo” from director Ben Affleck and
“The Dark Knight Rises,” directed by Christopher Nolan. As a creative
executive, Silverman also shepherded the commercially successful and
critically acclaimed “300,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Hangover” and the global
phenomenon “Inception,” among other films.

As President and COO of New Line Cinema since March 2008, and President of
Production for seven years prior to that, Emmerich has overseen such diverse
features as the Academy Award-winning blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings: The
Return of the King,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and 2005’s
highest-grossing comedy, “Wedding Crashers,” as well as “He’s Just Not That
Into You,” “Horrible Bosses,” the “Journey” franchise and the “Final
Destination” films.

Contact:

Warner Bros.
Paul McGuire, 818-954-6152
Paul.McGuire@warnerbros.com
or
Susan Fleishman, 818-954-1919
Susan.Fleishman@warnerbros.com
 
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