Sources say that, as part of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s effort to find $3 billion in post-merger cost savings, that layoffs will impact several departments in the merged companies. Among those expected to be impacted are Channing Dungey’s Warner Bros. Television Group (which includes scripted, unscripted and alternative studios); possibly DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and other units.
After decades at NBC, Rebecca Marks is moving to become executive vice president, publicity and communications, Warner Bros. Television Group. In her new role at the evolving media giant Marks will oversee consumer publicity, corporate communications and awards season(s) offerings for WBTV and Warner Horizon Scripted Television properties, as well as unscripted and alternative television publicity, marketing and promotions for Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, Telepictures and Shed Media and more.
It’s official. Channing Dungey has been named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group. She succeeds Peter Roth, who revealed on Friday that he was leaving the studio after 22 years. The move comes ten days after Deadline revealed Dungey had stepped down as VP original content and head of drama at Netflix after 20 months at the streamer to pursue another opportunity.
Warner Bros. Television Group President-Chief Content Officer Peter Roth has signed a contract extension with the company that will make him chairman of the unit, a newly created position. In this role, Roth will continue to lead the group’s TV production, including U.S. production of scripted, unscripted and alternative series for broadcast, cable and streaming.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaley Cuoco is making a big move after wrapping 12 seasons with “The Big Bang Theory,” with a new production deal and a pivot from comedy […]
Peter Roth, Craig Hunegs and Jeffrey Schlesinger to run studio’s television businesses; Thomas Gewecke to become chief digital officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment; Ron Sanders and Diane Nelson to assume additional responsibilities in distribution and games.
This is the clearest sign yet of the thaw in the companies’ once-frosty relationship — and could intensify industry concerns about whether Netflix will cannibalize ad-supported TV. Warner Bros. Television Group has agreed to license complete previous seasons of serialized dramas including Revolution, Political Animals, Longmire, 666 Park Avenue — and The Following, which debuts this month on Fox. Netflix also landed Chuck, Fringe and The West Wing.
Warner Bros. Television Group President Bruce Rosenblum: “The best platform for launching a new show is broadcast television. You want your comedies on CBS on Monday and your promos inside the highest-rated shows. The more we can draw people to broadcast TV the better it is for our studio business…. If you look at the original productions being done for broadcast, pay cable and basic cable — and now Hulu and Netflix — the quality and caliber has never been better. We’re in the Golden Age of Television again.” For all that’s going on at NAB 2012, click here.