Warner Bros Pictures President Of Production And Development Courtenay Valenti Exiting

After a 33-year run at Warner Bros Pictures, and lots of hits including the Lego franchise, the last four Harry Potter films, multi-Oscar winner Mad Max: Fury Road and this summer’s hit Elvis, Courtenay Valenti, the studio’s President, Production and Development, has decided to leave. (Image: Warner Bros.)

Rooster Teeth And WBD Access Announce Finalists For Digital Creators Program

Program participants will be mentored and trained, with a paid mentorship and training program scheduled over a three-month period beginning Sept. 6. The curriculum focuses on developing skills for professional careers as on-camera digital content creators, going beyond independent content creation to give participants experience working on professional video sets. (Image: Rooster Teeth, WBD)

Broadcast TV’s Reduced Role Made Clear In Fall Presentations

There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers in flashy New York presentations. None was more glaring than the fact that Craig Erwich and Kelly Kahl, chiefs of the ABC and CBS entertainment divisions, watched from the sidelines. (Image: Associated Press)

‘TMZ Live’ Now In Seven Markets

Five more Fox O&Os begin airing TMZ Live on Monday, Oct. 1. The syndicated celebrity talker from Warner Bros. tested well in the first two markets.

Facebook Meets TV In Personalized Series

TV has been struggling for a way to cash in on the popularity of the social network Facebook for a couple of years now. Warner Bros. may have finally figured out a way. The studio announced yesterday that it is debuting a new series next month about Facebook that will allow users to put their own photos and friends into the show.


Women in Technology Leadership Award

TVNewsCheck’s first Women in Technology Leadership Award Presentation and Reception at the NAB Show honored Darcy Antonellis, president of technical operations of  Warner Bros. (right). It also turned a spotlight on the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places engineering students in industry internships.The program is a beneficiary of the event, which was sponsored by Accenture, Modern VideoFilm, SDI Media and SwartAd. Receiving her award, Antonellis said she is a big believer in mentoring and volunteered to accommodate several of NABEF’s interns at Warner Bros. Helping Antonellis to celebrate that evening were leaders of the Alliance for Women in Media. (Photos by John Staley)

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TVNewsCheck To Honor Darcy Antonellis

The president of Warner Bros.’ technical operations is to be the recipient of the first Women in Technology Leadership Award, honoring her professional achievements and raising funds to support the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program.