Why New Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff Could Be Just What Hollywood Needs

“She’s got one of those rare executive brains that understand the content and creatives, as well as the business,” former Nickelodeon president Geraldine Laybourne says

Warner Bros. may have found just what it was looking for in Ann Sarnoff, industry insiders tell TheWrap.

In what came as a surprise to those unfamiliar with Sarnoff, WarnerMedia announced on Monday that it had named Sarnoff as the new head of its film and TV studio — a post left vacant by the exit of former chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara in March.

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Trey Williams

Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams