Jason Kilar Breaks Down Massive WarnerMedia Shakeup: ‘Very Excited About Where We’re Going’

“We have two international organizations today that are going to become one,” the CEO says, previewing upcoming layoffs

It was a busy Friday for WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar. Just three months into his tenure leading the massive media company, he shook up WarnerMedia in a big way by rethinking how a legacy media company should operate in streaming-dominated Hollywood.

Friday’s reorganization — coming just one day after NBCUniversal made a similarly earth-shattering change — breaks down the traditional walls of the studio, television and premium cable divisions and brings all content creation into one operation, while at the same time creating a separate focus on HBO Max. The move puts HBO Max at the forefront of WarnerMedia’s future, while at the same time, brings efficiencies to the rest of content creation, including blockbuster movie franchises.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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