September 02, 2014 3:14 AM ET

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Company Overview of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Company Overview

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, creates, produces, markets, distributes, and licenses various forms of entertainment and their related businesses across various media and platforms in the United States and internationally. The company specializes in various entertainment activities, 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 in 1923 and is based in Burbank, C...

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.

President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 71
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros
Age: 49
President of DC Entertainment
President of Warner Bros Television Group
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Key Developments

John Stanley Promotes at Warner Bros

John Stanley's role at Warner Bros has been expanded. In addition to his responsibilities as SVP & managing director at Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain & Nordics, Stanley will take on overall leadership of Warner Bros Digital Distribution UK and Warner Bros Consumer Products UK. He will continue to report to Josh Berger, president & managing director, Warner Bros UK, Ireland & Spain. Under Stanley's leadership, Warner Bros has consistently delivered above market growth performance in its Home Entertainment and Games businesses at retail. He joined in February 2007 as managing director Warner Home Video UK, having previously spent 11 years at 20th Century Fox.

Warner Bros. Seeks Acquisitions

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. seeks acquisitions. Warner Bros is eyeing acquisition opportunities in France and other areas after completing its takeover of Shed Media Group and Eyeworks. Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros Worldwide Television Distribution, said the takeovers will lay the groundwork for its next chapter of growth outside the US. He ruled out any further large acquisitions in the UK - dismissing bids for companies such as Zodiak Media Group and Tinopolis - but said there were "white spots" of interest around the world. "If you look at the world map, we're happy with the UK. We now have Eyeworks that covers a lot of the map, but there's a couple of countries that still have white spots that we'll look at and either licence or build or buy. For instance, Eye- works doesn't have an operating company in France and that's a pretty big country," he said. Schlesinger added that it would also consider opportunities in Japan, China and Russia, although he admitted these territories are not priorities. "Our focus in this next chapter will be to properly integrate [Shed Media and Eyeworks] and spread the magic that is Warner Bros to help them feel part of one of the best production companies in the world," he said.

Altibox Signs Digital Rights Deal with Warner Bros

Altibox has signed an agreement with Warner Bros that makes it the only distributor in the Nordic region to secure digital rights to leading Warner television productions. Among other things, the deal means Altibox customers will be able to watch series 1 to 10 of the sitcom 'Two-and-a-Half Men' starring Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher. It also covers 1,700 individual episodes of series and serials such as crime drama 'The Mentalist' (1-5), starring Robin Tunney, Simon Baker and Tim Kang; 'Gossip Girl' (seaons 1-6); 'Vampire Diaries' (1-4); 'Pretty Little Liars' (1-3); and sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' (1-6). Before long, there will be more than 2,000 episodes available through the Altibox film portal.

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