Warner Bros. Confirms Rosenblum's Exit, Outlines Management Changes B&C
Warner Bros. Television Group confirmed the departure of President Bruce Rosenblum, which we reported earlier this week, and detailed a number of changes that are taking place among top management, B&C reports.
Production and distribution for the company’s worldwide television operations will be overseen by Peter Roth, Craig Hunegs and Jeffrey Schlesinger, the piece reports.
“The changes are effective immediately and were announced as the longtime head of Warner Bros. Television Group Bruce Rosenblum prepares to leave the company. They are the first executive changes announced by Kevin Tsujihara, CEO, Warner Bros., since he assumed his position,” B&C reports.
The story adds: “Under the new management structure, Peter Roth will become president and chief content officer of WBTV Group, while keeping his title as president of the TV studio. Rosenblum's deputy Craig Hunegs becomes president, business and strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group, with responsibility for the business operations. The longtime head of the studio’s international TV division, Jeffrey Schlesinger, becomes president of worldwide TV distribution.”
Roth, Hunegs and Schlesinger will 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,” B&C reports. “Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, will report to Schlesinger and remain in his role of head of distribution for all television shows produced by Warner Bros. and Telepictures, the first-run production arm of Warner Bros. Television. Hilary Estey-McGloughlin remains president of Telepictures, which now feeds into Roth.”
In a statement, Tsujihara said: "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. 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."
The repor adds: “As part of the changes at the studio, the studio's digital strategy will be consolidated under one executive with Thomas Gewecke becoming chief digital officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment.”