Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) promoted Sam Register to the newly created position of president, WBA and Warner Digital Series.
In the new role, Register will head up a newly formed live-action digital content production unit and be responsible for the development and production of original live-action digital series.
Warner Bros. Television Group President and Chief Content Officer Peter Roth said: “Sam has done an outstanding job shepherding Warner Bros. Animation over the past six years, reinvigorating one of the most storied and accomplished animation production companies in this industry. His creative instincts coupled with boundless enthusiasm, passion and energy were all key drivers in WBA’s recent successes, and I know that he will bring the same level of leadership and commitment to his new mission of building and expanding our digital series business.”
Current WBA television series developed and supervised by Register include “Teen Titans Go!,” “The Tom and Jerry Show,” and the upcoming “Be Cool Scooby-Doo!” and “Wabbit — A Looney Tunes Production,” for Cartoon Network, as well as the forthcoming “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” for Adult Swim.
Register also oversees creative efforts for WBA’s animated shorts, and works closely with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on the studio’s original animated movies, including “Justice League: War” and “Son of Batman,” among others.
He previously served for six years as WBA’s executive vice president, Creative Affairs. Register joined the studio in November 2007 as a producer with a multiproperty development and production deal.
During his tenure, Register oversaw the development and production of new programming and content for all distribution outlets, including traditional animated product for television and promotional use; content for digital platforms such as DCBeyond.com and KidsWB.com; and animated films for the home entertainment marketplace.
Before joining Warner Bros., Register was a producer and senior animation executive at Cartoon Network for 10 years.