‘We Were Their Lifeline': Why WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar Believes HBO Max Saved Theaters

”We’re the only company for the last year-plus that has delivered 18 movies. Nobody else has done that,“ Kilar tells TheWrap

A year ago, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar and the famed Warner Bros. studio were the talk of the town… for all the wrong reasons.

But 10 months into Kilar’s bold decision to release Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 film slate — including big-budget tentpoles like this weekend’s “Dune,” available day-and-date on HBO Max — he has no regrets. After ruffling some very big feathers last year (including longtime Warner Bros. collaborator Chris Nolan, who took his next film, “Oppenheimer,” to Universal), Kilar is showing off some feathers of his own.

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Tim Baysinger

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