Warner Lays Off 50 in Home Entertainment, Consumer Products

Job cuts amount to about 7% of the studio's domestic work force; decline in DVD sales is blamed

Warner Bros. has laid off 50 employees from its home entertainment and consumer products divisions.

According to an individual familiar with the job cuts, the layoffs account for around 7 percent of the studio's domestic work force.

The decline in the global DVD business was blamed for the cuts. Earlier this week, Fox announced trimmed its home entertainment division, also citing slow DVD sales.

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Warner's released the following statement:  “As part of the continual review of our business operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment will be undertaking limited staff reductions in our home entertainment and consumer products divisions.  The total number of employees and positions impacted by these reductions is a relatively small percentage of our cdomestic workforce.”