BBC executive Ann Sarnoff is the first woman to lead the 96-year-old Warner Bros. She succeeds Kevin Tsujihara, who left in March following misconduct allegations.
As Warner Bros. chairman and chief executive officer at one of Hollywood’s most powerful and prestigious studios, Kevin Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.
WarnerMedia confirms it is reopening an investigation over questions of whether Warner Bros Entertainment chairman Kevin Tsujihara engaged in improper behavior by engaging in an extramarital relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk and then attempting to help her gain a foothold with roles in Warner Bros films.
As the head of the movie studio departs, Warner Bros. has placed the two units under the control of its chief executive, Kevin Tsujihara.
Kevin Tsujihara will succeed Barry Meyer as chief executive of Warner Brothers, Hollywood’s biggest movie and television studio, starting March 1, ending a high-profile and lingering competition for the job. The question now becomes whether the other two candidates — Bruce Rosenblum, Warner’s television chief, and Jeff Robinov, who heads the movie division — will remain at the company.
A three-way race for the top job at Warner Bros. was intended to inspire greatness in the candidates. Instead, it has led to distrust and disorder. The three competing candidates — Television Group President Bruce Rosenblum, Motion Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov and Home Entertainment Group President Kevin Tsujihara — do not work as a unit. They rarely meet as a trio or get involved in one another’s businesses, according to several people associated with the studio who were not authorized to speak publicly.