Warner CEO David Zaslav Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month

WaxWord: The newly minted Hollywood mogul is finding it harder than he thought to balance his charm offensive with the demands of Wall Street

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Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav at "The Idol" Premiere Afterparty at the 2023 Cannes film festival. (Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman On the Business of Entertainment

The founder and editor of TheWrap’s take on life on the left coast, high culture, low culture and the business of entertainment and media. Waxman writes frequently on the inside doings of Hollywood, and is is also the author of two books, Rebels on the Back Lot and Loot

It’s been a rough month for Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. 

Getting booed at a university commencement was one thing, but having to fire a news network chief, seeing a major superhero film tank and getting skewered for everything from throwing a party in Cannes during a labor stoppage to slashing costs at the beloved TCM classic movie channel has been nothing short of brutal.