Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, engages in the creation, production, marketing, distribution, and licensing of various forms of entertainment and their related businesses across various media and platforms in the United States and internationally. The company specializes in various aspects of entertainment industry, including feature films, television, home entertainment/DVD, animation, product and brand licensing, interactive entertainment, comic books, digital distribution, video games, international cinemas, and broadcasting. It also develops and produces musicals and other stage productions for the studio; and operates an online store. The company was founded ...
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522
Founded in 1923
Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces Expanded Creative Partnership with J.K. Rowling
Sep 12 13
Warner Bros. Entertainment announced an expanded creative partnership with world-renowned, best-selling author J.K. Rowling. At the center of the partnership is a new film series from Rowling's world of witches and wizards, inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and the adventures of the book's fictitious author, Newt Scamander. The Studio's expanded partnership with Rowling also covers the continued expansion of its Harry Potter activities, including the wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks in conjunction with partner
Universal Parks and Resorts (currently in Orlando, FL; opening in Hollywood, CA and Osaka, Japan), digital initiatives (including Pottermore), video games, consumer products and visitor attractions. In addition, Warner Bros. will serve as the worldwide TV distributor (excluding the U.K.) of J.K.
Rowling's upcoming television adaptation for the BBC of "The Casual Vacancy," her best-selling first novel aimed at adult audiences. This miniseries begins production in 2014.
Warner Bros to Expand Stores in India
Sep 5 13
Warner Bros to Expand Own-brand Stores With brands like Tom & Jerry, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, the whole of the Harry Potter series and films like Godzilla and Hobbit coming up, Warner Bros Consumer Products thinks it's just the right time to focus on India with its own-brand stores --Kids WB. One store is already open in Coimbatore, and WBCP, Australia, New Zealand and India, is looking at two more (in Chandigarh and Jaipur) before Diwali. The big metro launches (Delhi and Mumbai) will only follow after a detailed week-by-week analysis of how the first three are doing. So the stores will help to raise awareness of WB properties, which could then be spun off into categories such as real estate, themed entertainment and clip licensing to begin with.
Warner Bros. Announces Strategic Realignment of its Television and Home Entertainment Operations; Announces Executive Changes
May 15 13
Warner Bros. 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. 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.
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.