September 25, 2016 11:19 AM ET

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Company Overview of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Company Overview

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. engages in the creation, production, distribution, licensing, and marketing of various forms of entertainment and their related businesses. The company engages in various activities that range from feature film, television, and home entertainment production and distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting. It produces and distributes motion pictures; markets and distributes feature films to markets outside of North America; distributes films to non-theatrical markets, including airlines, cruise ships, the Armed Forces, the Veterans Administration, colleges, hospitals, ...

4000 Warner Boulevard

Building 168

Burbank, CA 91522

United States

Founded in 1923

Phone:

818-954-6000

Fax:

212-954-7667

Key Executives for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President of Operations and Planning
President of DC Entertainment, President of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (Wbie), President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (Wbie)
President of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Key Developments

Warner Bros Appoints Gillian Zhao as executive Vice President and Managing Director

Warner Bros announced that appointment of Gillian Zhao as Executive Vice President and Managing Director. In this newly created position, Zhao will have general oversight of all of company. businesses in China, including theatrical distribution, television distribution, home entertainment, consumer products, games, and emerging distribution technologies. She will work closely with in-place executives in each of these divisions to fully optimize every opportunity to grow the company. operations in China. Additionally, she’ll report to and work with Richard Fox, Warner Bros.’ Executive Vice President of International, to explore new opportunities and partnerships for the company. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Zhao most recently served as Senior Assistant to the President of Wanda Culture Group and CEO of Wanda Pictures.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Joins HEVC Advance

HEVC Advance announced that Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. has become both a Licensor and Licensee of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Patent Pool. As a Licensor, Warner Bros. will make its essential patents available through the HEVC Advance patent pool, which provides a transparent and efficient licensing program for HEVC/H.265 essential patents. As a Licensee, Warner Bros. gains access to a large portfolio of valuable patents essential to implementing the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard. HEVC/H.265 offers the next generation video compression features needed to meet consumer's immediate and rapidly growing demand for 4K Ultra High Definition ("4K UHD") video delivered seamlessly to screens ranging from the larger monitors to the smallest smart phones. Warner Bros., one of the preeminent studios in the world, is leading the effort to bring UHD entertainment to consumers with plans to release at least 25 4K UHD Blu-ray movies, in addition to making at least 50 4K UHD movies available digitally to third-party distributors, by the end of 2016.

Yas Island to Open Warner Bros. Themed Destination in Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park project to open in 2018, Miral and Warner Bros. officially announced that a Warner Bros. themed destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi. Situated on Yas Island will include the only Warner Bros. branded hotel alongside the immersive theme park. The first phase of the project, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, is set to open in 2018. Construction is underway and rides are in production. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will bring together stories and characters from the Studio's unparalleled portfolio of DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as well as Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. Guests of all ages will be able to step inside Gotham City and Metropolis, and experience the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more, all under one roof. Located alongside the Ferrari branded theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the iconic Emirati themed mega water park, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will help Yas Island take its annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018.

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