Peter Roth, Craig Hunegs and Jeffrey Schlesinger to run studio's television businesses
Warner Bros. is shaking up its television and home-entertainment operations in the wake of Television Group CEO Bruce Rosenblum's departure last weekend.
Instead of naming a replacement for Rosenblum, the studio will run the operations by committee.
Under the new organizational structure, television operations will be overseen by a team of three longstanding executives. Peter Roth will now serve as president and chief content officer of Warner Bros. Television Group, while retaining his title and responsibilities as president, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Television and Animation.
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Craig Hunegs (left) will now serve as president, business and strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group. He had previously served as the group's executive vice president.
Jeffrey Schlesinger will now serve as president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution. He also will continue to be responsible for the business operations of Warner Bros. International Television Production.
All three will report to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara. The position is a plum one for the three executives as television remains the media conglomerate's biggest source of revenues and profits.
Rosenblum's departure had been widely expected after he was passed over for chief executive of all of Warner Bros. in favor of Tsujihara last January. He's been seen as having one foot out the exit door since Tsujihara, the former president of the company's home-entertainment unit, officially replaced Barry Meyer on March 1.
In addition, the company said Thomas Gewecke will become the studio's chief digital officer, while Ron Sanders, will become president of Warner Bros. worldwide home entertainment distribution.
Diane Nelson will remain president of DC Entertainment, but will add to her portfolio by becoming president and chief content officer for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.