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Warner Bros Communications Veteran Jack Horner Moves to Skydance

Horner handled media relations and strategy for Warner Bros

Communications veteran Jack Horner is leaving Warner Bros. to serve as the senior VP of corporate communications and publicity at Skydance Media.

The company announced on Tuesday that it tapped Horner for the role.

Horner handled media relations and strategy for Warner Bros as vice president of the studio’s worldwide corporate communications. Prior to that role, he served as chief spokesman and media strategist for Warner Bros. Pictures for more than five years.

Horner turned his focus to broader communications and strategy at Warner Bros. under Dee Dee Myers and Paul McGuire after the studio hired Candice McDonough as senior vice president of theatrical communications.

In his new role at Skydance, Horner is responsible for devising and implementing the communications strategies and overseeing domestic and international public relations efforts on behalf of Skydance and its properties.

“Jack’s vast experience in corporate communications and trade publicity along with his strong media relationships make him the ideal executive to lead Skydance Media’s public relations efforts and we’re excited to welcome him to our team,” Skydance chief marketing officer Anne Globe said in a statement. “Jack will play a pivotal role shaping and communicating our overall growth story and brand messaging as we continue to expand our film, TV, animation and interactive businesses.”

Skydance was founded in 2010 by David Ellison. The company’s most recent films include “Mission: Impossible-Fallout” and “Annihilation.” Skydance’s  upcoming feature films include “Top Gun: Maverick,” “6 Underground,” “Gemini Man” and the Untitled “Terminator” project. Skydance Television launched in 2013, and its current slate includes two Emmy-nominated series, “Grace and Frankie” and “Altered Carbon,” as well as “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”

In 2016 Skydance launched Skydance Interactive to create and publish original and IP-based virtual reality video games.

Prior to Warner Bros., Horner worked at News Corp. prior to its split, as vice president of corporate affairs and corporate communications. He joined the company as a director and speechwriter, ultimately expanding his responsibilities to include crisis management, acting as a senior spokesman.

Horner is a graduate of Yale College and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He began his career as a Teach for America corps member in Los Angeles.