After the changes in the top level structure, Warner Media have laid off hundreds of employees as a part of a company -wide restructuring. The major people departing are Ron Sanders , president of Warner Bros.’ worldwide theatrical distribution and home entertainment as well as executive vice president of international business operations including Kim Williams, EVP and CFO of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Schlesinger working with Warner Bros. for over three decades said,“It’s been a great 37 year run, with 26 as president of International Television Distribution, spanning six mergers, millions of miles traveled, thousands of programs sold and billions of dollars generated. In the end, it took a global pandemic and a complete reorganization of the company for me to trip over the last hurdle. I hope to always be remembered as the only studio executive to ride into an International Screenings party at the studio on the back of an elephant in the ‘good old days.”
Sanders served seven years as president of the distribution of the Harry Potter, Batman, Superman , The Hobbit and Lego franchises. He said, “Warner Bros. is known for being the most celebrated studio in history for good reason. The talent is unmatched, both on the creative and business sides, and I’m honored to have been entrusted to oversee a great portfolio of businesses around the world for the last 30 years.”
William looked after Warner Bros. Entertainment’s financial activities, including financial reporting, budgeting and planning for future business growth. She said,“Warner Bros. has a unique and wonderful history; heralded and iconic, it is one that I am proud to have been part of. It is also filled to the brim with the best and brightest. I will cherish my time at this great company.”
Ann Sarnoff also issued a statement regarding these three executives and said,”Jeff, Ron and Kim are all highly valued members of my senior leadership team, and we will be forever grateful for the many meaningful and lasting contributions each of them has made to Warner Bros. I thank them all for their dedication and years of service, and wish them the very best in their next chapters.”
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