Warner Bros. TV Names International Distribution, Legal Affairs Executives

Robert Blair, Jim Brehm and David Decker have all been promoted

Robert Blair and Jim Brehm have both been promoted to executive vice president, Warner Bros International Television Distribution, and David Decker has been promoted to executive vice president of business and legal affairs, the company said Wednesday.

Blair and Brehm will jointly lead the international sales team while Decker will oversee the combined domestic and international television distribution’s business and legal affairs groups.

All of the lawyers and business affairs executives responsible for both international and domestic activities will report to Decker, who will report to Warner Bros. Television Distribution President Jeffrey Schlesinger.

A nine-year veteran of the company, Decker has served as executive vice president, business and legal affairs at the company’s domestic television operations and Telepictures Productions since 2009.  Prior to joining the company, Decker spent six years at Stone Stanley Entertainment and worked as a production attorney in the business affairs department at Buena Vista Television.

Blair, a 15-year veteran of the company previously served as senior vice president, Northern Europe, Middle East, and Africa since 2006.  He joined Warner Bros. International Television Distribution in 1998 as general manager, Canadian operations and was promoted to vice president and general manager, Canadian operations in 2000. Before that, he was with PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, where for three years he served as director of television.

Brehm, a 25-year veteran of the international television distribution business,  has spent the last five years with Warner Bros., where he has served since 2008 as senior vice president, sales, Canada, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He came to Warner Bros. International Television Distribution from The Walt Disney Company, where he spent two years as senior vice president, sales, for Disney ABC International Television. He also spent 17 years in Paramount’s television business.