Jennifer Hudson Hopes To Light Up Daytime TV

At the Promax Station Summit this week in Las Vegas, Warner Bros., which is distributing The Jennifer Hudson Show, wowed an audience of local TV creative services and marketing directors with a presentation that included an appearance by the newest EGOT winner herself.

Jennifer Hudson’s Talk Show Set To Launch In September With ‘Ellen’ Producing Team

As if Jennifer Hudson’s week can’t get any better, the newly-minted EGOT is about to add another title to her resumé: talk show host. Hudson’s upcoming show, titled The Jennifer Hudson Show, has been cleared in more than 95% of the country, now officially heading into national syndication this fall. The series will debut on Sept. 12 with the Fox TV stations as its core station group.

Warner Bros. Sued Over ‘Matrix Resurrections’ Day-and-Date HBO Max Release

The lawsuit from Village Roadshow Entertainment Group alleges its contract was broken when Warner Bros. released Matrix Resurrections simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, causing the movie to underwhelm at the box office.

Jennifer Hudson Pitching New Talk Show With Warner Bros. To Launch After ‘Ellen’ Ends

Oscar winner and American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson is adding something completely different to her resume: Talk show host. Hudson, most recently seen on the big screen playing Aretha Franklin in “Respect,” is pitching a new daytime talker to be produced by the team from The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Although not technically an Ellen replacement — her show wouldn’t be a continuation of the Ellen deals and is being shopped as an entirely new series — it would be positioned as Warner Bros. TV’s new flagship daytime talk show now that Ellen is ending its run.

Randall Einhorn Sets First-Look Deal With Warner Bros. Television

Warner Bros. Denies Ruby Rose’s Mistreatment Accusations On ‘Batwoman’ Set

Warner Bros.’ Deepfake Campaign Brings Reminiscence To Everyone

Fox Nation Adds Warner Bros. Movies

‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ After Strong Bow On HBO Max, Gets Fast-Tracked Sequel

Wonder Woman is due for yet another spin, following the Gal Gadot-led film sequel’s solid performance both at the traditional (yet not) box office and with its simultaneous release on HBO Max. Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Sunday that it has fast-tracked development on a follow-up to Wonder Woman 1984, which will be written by franchise vet Patty Jenkins (left), who is again attached to direct.

Who’s Behind The Fight Between Warner Bros. And Hollywood? It’s AT&T

The town is mad about the studio’s decision to put movies on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time. But with a telecom giant running an entertainment company, things were bound to get weird.

In Seismic Shift, Warner Bros. To Stream All 2021 Films

Among the myriad release plan changes wrought by the pandemic, no studio has so fully embraced streaming as a lifeline. But after disappointing domestic ticket sales for “Tenet,” and with the majority of U.S. theaters currently closed, Warner Bros. will turn to a hybrid distribution model. Films will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the U.S. After one month, they will stop streaming and continue to play only in theaters.

Paul McGuire Exits Warner Bros. Corporate Communications, Plans To Open PR Shop

WarnerMedia Plans Thousands Of Job Cuts

The AT&T-owned company is seeking to reduce costs by as much as 20% as the pandemic drains income from movie tickets, cable subscriptions and TV ads, according to people familiar with the matter.

Warner Bros. Execs Address ‘Unacceptable Behavior’ At ‘Ellen,’ ‘TMZ’

“I am both concerned and disappointed by public reports regarding patterns of unacceptable behavior that have been raised in recent weeks,” WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar told staff in an email on Thursday. In another memo, Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff said she had also “empowered, and will hold accountable, the Studios and Networks HR and Legal teams to act on any issues that are brought to them. These groups are a safe harbor where you can register any concerns.”

Warner Bros. Global Head Of Human Resources Kiko Washington To Retire


The Price Point | Will Ellen Survive? Bet On It

There’s little chance that either Ellen DeGeneres or Warner Bros. will walk away from a staple of daytime TV that has flourished for almost two decades. Look for a carefully-orchestrated mea culpa and a triumphant return — she’s too good an actress for any other outcome.

DeGeneres, Warner Bros. Address Allegations

The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s host, Ellen DeGeneres, and studio, Warner Bros., have spoken out about the recent complaints against the workplace environment on the popular daytime syndicated talk show. In a statement on behalf of WB and DeGeneres, the studio confirmed that it has conducted an internal inquiry, interviewing current and former Ellen employees about their experience following a recent BuzzFeed report alleging a toxic work culture on the show.

‘Batman’ To Get New Spinoff Police TV Series

Warner Bros. Sends ‘Scoob!’ Straight To On-Demand

NEW YORK (AP) — The animated Scooby-Doo film “Scoob!” will bypass theaters and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner Bros. said Tuesday, making it the latest studio to experiment with an on-demand release during the pandemic shutdown. “Scoob!” had originally been set to open in theaters on May 15. But instead, on the same date, […]

Warner Hires Ascheim To Head Kids Unit

AT&T’s Warner Bros. unit has hired Disney exec Tom Ascheim as president of global kids, young adults and classics at Warner Bros. Ascheim, who had headed Freeform at Disney, will be responsible for global strategy for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, managing the Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. animation studios and overseeing Turner Classic Movies.

Myers To Exit As Warner Communications Chief

Dee Dee Myers will exit her post at Warner Bros as executive vp of worldwide corporate communications and public affairs. Myers joined Hollywood from the world of politics, previously serving as the White House press secretary to Bill Clinton. She has been with the studio for five years.

Is AT&T Setting Up A Warner Sibling Rivalry?

As WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max preps for a May launch, a new film division will become a direct pipeline — and could spark awkward internal politics.

Warner-HBO Label To Make Streaming Movies

Movie studio Warner Bros. and HBO Max are launching a new division that will specialize in making movies specifically for streaming, the companies said Wednesday. The unit is designed to produce films for HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service owned by the Burbank-based studio’s parent company, AT&T Inc. The new division is expected to make eight to 10 films a year for the direct-to-consumer platform, which launches in May.

Studios Hatch Plan To Save DVDs

The market for physical discs has evaporated. So Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. are looking for a way to save the format.

‘Friends’ Props To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

Warner Bros. Refreshes Logo As Centennial Nears

Warner Bros. chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff on Wednesday unvieled the studio’s refreshed brand with a new logo that is now on the Burbank, Calif., lot’s storied water tower. The new logo is a refinement and modernization of the Warner Bros shield that has been part of the studio’s identity since its founding in 1923.

CEO Sarnoff Takes Reins Of Warner Bros.

The Ann Sarnoff era at Warner Bros. has begun. Sarnoff formally took the reins as Warner Bros. chair-CEO on Thursday, two months after she was appointed to the post. Sarnoff told employees in a memo that she has been impressed by the company’s track record during the past year amid a period of upheaval for the industry in general and Warner Bros. in particular.

Could We BE Any More Excited? ‘Friends’ Fans Nuts For Merch

NEW YORK (AP) — See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” decor. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and pretend it’s for your kid. If you’re a “Friends” superfan, there are lots of ways to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary in September. “It transcends […]

‘Friends’ To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With N.Y. Pop-Up Experience

Warner Bros. Names BBC’s Ann Sarnoff CEO

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.

AT&T Eyes $16-$17-a-Month Streaming Service

The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia is discussing plans to package HBO, sister channel Cinemax and its vast Warner Bros. TV and movie library into a streaming service costing between $16 and $17 a month, according to people familiar with the matter, a strategy aimed at keeping the media giant competitive against lower-priced offerings in a crowded field. Journal subscribers can read the full story here.

Warner Bros. Invests In Spyglass Media

Warner Bros. Names Exec Leadership Team

As WarnerMedia’s John Stankey searches for a new studio chief following Kevin Tsujihara’s Monday exit as Warner Bros. chairman-CEO, he has put studio execs Toby Emmerich, Peter Roth and Kim Williams in charge.

WB CEO Exit Sets Off Race For Top Job

In the wake of Kevin Tsujihara’s departure, WarnerMedia’s John Stankey promises to appoint interim leaders while he searches for a permanent replacement.

WB’s Tsujihara Steps Down Following Scandal

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.

Competing In Streaming Could Cost Netflix

The streaming service landscape is growing. The industry, once dominated by a few companies, is now more than a dozen strong, and more players keep entering the game. Comcast, Warner Bros. and Disney are the latest entries, signifying a major shift in strategy for traditional cable television companies. And that could be bad news for Netflix, in particular.

‘Extra’ Suspends Host To Investigate Misconduct

Warner Bros. said it had investigated prior accusations against Extra host A.J. Calloway and found no suggestion of workplace misconduct. But he was suspended after the syndicator became aware of additional allegations that will be published in an upcoming article in The Hollywood Reporter.

Studio Immortalizes ‘Big Bang’ As Series Nears End

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Champagne briefly replaced scripts Thursday for a ceremony renaming the nondescript Stage 25 on the sprawling Warner Bros. production lot after the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” Still television’s most popular comedy, the show will exit the airwaves and the studio it has called home for 12 years this spring. Actors […]

Warner Bros. Promotes Jay Levine

Warner Bros. has promoted Jay Levine to a newly created corporate post as EVP television business strategy and digital services. Levine will report directly to Warner Bros. Chairman-CEO Kevin Tsujihara on all matters related to television, and to the studio’s chief digital officer and executive vp strategy and business development, Thomas Gewecke, for the digital side of things.

Warner Bros Investigating Abuse Accusation Against ‘Black Lightning’ Showrunner