Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

ANN SARNOFF NAMED CHAIR AND CEO OF WARNER BROS.

24/06/2019

Proven Media, Business and Studio Executive Brings a Wide Range of Experience to the Role

June 24, 2019

New York - WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey today announced the appointment of Ann Sarnoff as the new Chair and CEO of Warner Bros. Sarnoff, who is currently President, BBC Studios Americas (formerly BBC Worldwide Americas), brings more than thirty years of diversified business and media experience to the role of overseeing worldwide operations at Warner Bros. including the production, marketing and distribution of film, television and interactive entertainment.

I am delighted Ann is joining the WarnerMedia team and excited to work side by side with such a talented and accomplished individual. She brings a consistent and proven track record of innovation, creativity and business results to lead an incredibly successful studio to its next chapter of growth, said Stankey. Ann has shown the ability to innovate and grow revenues and has embraced the evolution taking place in our industry. I am confident she will be a great cultural fit for WarnerMedia and that our employees will embrace her leadership, enthusiasm and passion for our business.

Sarnoff comes to Warner Bros. with an established track record spanning an array of prominent media and entertainment businesses from Viacom to the NBA to Dow Jones to the BBC. Her vast knowledge from this range of experience puts the company in the hands of a seasoned, successful executive that is keenly aware of the continuous need to innovate. A widely admired leader, she has full appreciation and respect for the creative process and has worked in close collaboration with talent and business partners for many years to develop effective engagement strategies for global audiences.

It is a privilege to join a studio with such a storied history. Warner Bros. has been an industry leader for decades and is known for creating many of the most iconic film, television and gaming properties, said Sarnoff. I accept this position excited by the opportunity to work with the most accomplished executives and teams in media, and confident about carrying this incredible heritage forward with them.

As President of BBC Studios Americas, Sarnoff has been responsible for driving growth and profit across the company's diversified business division in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. She oversaw L.A. Productions, linear and digital program sales and co-productions, home entertainment, and licensing. She also led efforts to amplify BBC Studios' global brands Doctor Who, Top Gear, and the natural history brand BBC Earth. As Board Chair of BritBox Sarnoff has guided the development and growth of the direct-to-consumer service which offers U.S. and Canadian customers the largest collection of British television programming.

Ann's contribution to BBC Studios has been immense, said Tim Davie, CEO BBC Studios. She has grown our core business as well as driving significant innovation, including the successful creation of BritBox, the growth of BBC America alongside our partner AMCN, the launch of new channels like BBC Earth in Canada, and major new content and production deals. We will miss her generosity and her spirit of collaboration, and we wish her great success at Warner Bros.

During a leadership transition, Warner Bros. was managed by an interim team of leaders made up of Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Peter Roth, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group and Kim Williams, EVP & CFO, Warner Bros.

I want to thank Toby, Peter and Kim for stepping up during this transition and making sure Warner Bros. didn't miss a beat. Their commitment to delivering operationally and creatively is evident in our results over the last several months. It's clear that Ann becomes part of a team that is second-to-none, Stankey added.

Sarnoff will be based in Los Angeles and will officially join the company later this summer.

Additional biographical information:

Alongside her role at BBC Studios Americas, Sarnoff also served as head of BBC Worldwide's Global Production Network from 2016-2018 and was charged with developing the strategy for and optimizing the company's global production operations. From 2010, when she joined the company, to 2015, Sarnoff was COO, BBC Worldwide North America, where she was responsible for most major revenue streams for the company and led cross-business franchise development for global brands, resulting in significant revenue gains. Sarnoff led the team that increased distribution of BBC America across the country to 80 million subscribers and managed the transition of digital program sales to where they exceeded linear program sales.

Prior to joining BBC Worldwide, Sarnoff was President of Dow Jones Ventures and Senior Vice President of Strategy. In this role, she was responsible for leveraging the assets of Dow Jones to create new businesses focusing on digital and B-to-C markets, and for overseeing corporate strategy and business development.

During her career, Sarnoff also served as COO for the Women's National Basketball Association, where she was recruited by and sat on the executive team of NBA Commissioner David Stern. In addition to running the league's business operations and overseeing player personnel and programs, Sarnoff redefined the WNBA brand, secured new sponsorships, and instituted innovative marketing campaigns for the league.

Sarnoff has also worked with some of the best-known brands in television while at Viacom from 1993-2003. As Nickelodeon's Executive Vice President for Consumer Products and Business Development, she led the team that launched the channel Noggin, and then pioneered a franchise-building approach to properties like Rugrats and Blue's Clues, growing Nickelodeon consumer products into a multi-billion-dollar
LINK: http://origin-www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2019/06/24/an...
See more stories from timewarner

North America Stories

14/10/2019

Paperless 3 for Mac is Released!

Great news! We finally are releasing Paperless 3 this week! After years of technical challenges, internal challenges, and every other challenge you can think of...

14/10/2019

29 years in business!

Today we celebrate our company's 29th year in business. I'd like to take a quick moment to thank our customers throughout the years as they are the ones...

14/10/2019

Paperless 3.0.6 is released

What's new in 3.0.6 Fixed a drawing issue in the Tags window when displayed under Dark Mode. Fixed a mapping bug with the Scan menu command. Remove...

14/10/2019

Persona 1.0.3 for Windows released

A quick update to Persona for Windows to add some functionality -Added backup copies of the Persona file so a user can revert, should they need to. -Allow di...

14/10/2019

Persona 1.0.4 for Windows now available for download

We've added a simple text editor that opens full screen (or the size of the existing Persona window) that allows for an easier editor experience. https://s...

14/10/2019

Paperless 3 for Windows is Released!

This week we released Paperless 3 for Windows. This long-awaited release comes several months after Paperless 3 for Mac and is just as full-featured as its Mac ...

14/10/2019

Nielsen Singapore Case Competition 2019: Sparking Innovation With Young Minds

Nielsen has a long history of seeking out and nurturing young talent. That's a primary way in which we remain at the forefront of measurement and data analy...

14/10/2019

Nielsen Leaders Trace the Black Consumer Journey with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus

Our insights show that African American consumers are growing both in number and...

14/10/2019

Steve Norris Joins Gravity Media as Director, Production and Content

Steve Norris Joins Gravity Media as Director, Production and Content The former BT Sport exec will help the company's global expansion in media, content, an...

14/10/2019

ESPN Embraces Automated Production for Coverage of America East on Digital Platforms

ESPN Embraces Automated Production for Coverage of America East on Digital Platf...

14/10/2019

Investment in Women's Sports To Double Thanks to Digital Viewers

Investment in women's sport to double thanks to digital viewers By Heather McLean, Editor Friday, October 11, 2019 - 14:07 Print This Story Winners of...

14/10/2019

SailGP Focuses on Social Media Audiences During Inaugural Season Finale With Grabyo

SailGP focuses on social media audiences during inaugural season finale with Gra...

14/10/2019

XFL Names David Michael CTO

XFL Names David Michael CTO By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:29 am Print This Story Story Highlights The XFL has hir...

14/10/2019

Creative Spotlight: Mark Mann

Glasgow born and New York bred portrait and celebrity photographer, Mark Mann, has shot some of the world's most recognisable faces, from Benedict Cumberbat...

14/10/2019

Scripps Names Jaromin GM at WKBW in Buffalo

The E.W. Scripps Co. said it appointed Marc Jaromin as VP and general manager of WKBW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, effective immediately. Marc Jaromin Ja...

14/10/2019

Data Science and Visual Computing

We are awash in data. We know it, but it's like the weather, we can't manage it. We are struggling to get a grip on it, understand it, use it and exploi...

14/10/2019

Growing digital following set to boost investment in womens sport by almost 100%

Women's sport has grown in prominence thanks to the rise of digital platforms and is now set to skyrocket. In fact, 94% of industry professionals are primed...

14/10/2019

K2E 12G-SDI UHD 4K Audio Monitoring Units

matrix4.tv are pleased to bring the latest 12G-SDI solutions to the UK and European market including the K2E AV confidence monitors designed for broadcast and O...

14/10/2019

Facilis Shows Next Gen HUB Shared Storage System at NAB NY

At NAB Show NY (Booth N136), Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media prod...

14/10/2019

Creative Technology increases its PHABRIX Qx inventory for live events

PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, is pleased to confirm that Creative Technology, an NEP Live Events company, has purchased a fourt...

14/10/2019

Broadcast Solutions to Enter the Market for Used OB Vehicles with a New Service

Broadcast Solutions, one of Europe's biggest System Integrators and a world-leading specialist in mobile production tools, enters the market for used OB veh...

14/10/2019

Sigma fp to Begin Shipping on October 25 2019

Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its all-new full-frame mir...

14/10/2019

Intinor showcases Direkt link at Broadcast India 2019

Intinor, Sweden's leading developer of products and solutions for high-quality video over internet will, with its partner Rahul Commerce, feature Direkt lin...

14/10/2019

White Mark Helps Maris Move Elephant Studios at LSBU To A Temporary New Home

Acoustic design consultancy White Mark has been working closely with Maris Interiors to help move some of the technical facilities at London Southbank Universit...

14/10/2019

The Canadian Space Agency Selects VuWall for Control Room Operations

VuWall, leader in video wall control and AV network management, today announced that the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) successfully deployed VuWall s VuScape proc...

14/10/2019

Digital Nirvana Introduces Trance

Digital Nirvana, a provider of next-generation media-monitoring and metadata generation services, today introduced Trance an enterprise-level, cloud-based clo...

14/10/2019

Wildlife Cinematographer Steve Lumpkin Adopts Sonnet Solo10G to Accelerate Postproduction

Renowned wildlife cinematographer Steve Lumpkin has chosen Sonnet s Solo10G Thu...

14/10/2019

Videon Products at 2019 NAB Show New York

At the 2019 NAB Show New York, Videon will showcase its award-winning EdgeCaster edge compute encoder. The EdgeCaster is the industry s first HTTP CMAF streamin...

14/10/2019

Leader Electronics ZEN Series Supports Sonys SR Live Metadata Decode and Display as a Standard Function

Leader Electronics Corporation, a global producer of high-performance test and m...

14/10/2019

Science Writer and Comedian Kasha Patel to Host SMPTE 2019 Awards Gala

SMPTE , the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, today announced that science writer and science comedian Kasha Patel will host the 2019 SM...

14/10/2019

NUGEN Audio Announces SigMod Software Update at AES 2019

NUGEN Audio unveils the latest SigMod Software plug-in update at AES 2019 (Booth 504I Avid Partner Pavilion). The update allows SigMod to host multiple instan...

14/10/2019

Mark Your Calendar for MIX 101.5's 4th Annual Pumpkin Smash

Wondering what to do with your leftover Halloween Pumpkins? Join MIX 101.5 for the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, November 2nd 11a-2p at Three Be...

12/10/2019

Filmmaker and Creative Pamela B. Green to Speak at Women in Technology Luncheon

Burbank, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2018) - HPA and SMPTE announced today that Emmy nominated filmmaker Pamela B. Green will be the featured speaker at the annual Women i...

12/10/2019

AES New York 2019 Historical Sessions Give Insight to Audio Innovations

Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 --...

12/10/2019

Halon Creates Visualization for Ad Astra

The name of the film, Ad Astra , may be puzzling at first. It is short for Per aspera ad astra , or Through hardship to the stars. Considering the film&...

12/10/2019

Wanda Sykes Set to Host Trumpet Awards on Bounce

Comedian Wanda Sykes will host the 28th annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, the network said. Wanda Sykes The ceremony, celebrating achievements and contributions b...

12/10/2019

Primetime Ratings: Football Falls on Fox

Fox won Thursday prime Nielsens by a mile, with football setting the winning pace despite dropping from last week. Thursday Night Football led Fox to a 3.4 in v...

12/10/2019

CNN Airs Democratic Debate Oct. 15

NBC News Democratic debate broadcast in June 2019. Credit: Gustavo Cabellero /NBC News/MSNBC/Telemundo The next Democratic presidential debate happens Oct. 15...

12/10/2019

Shepard Smith Steps Down at Fox News

Shepard Smith is stepping down from his role as chief news anchor and managing editor of breaking news at Fox News Channel. Smith's final show was Oct. 11. ...

12/10/2019

Northwest Broadcasting Reaches AT&T Deal, Ending Blackout

Northwest Broadcasting said that it reached a new long-term carriage agreement with AT&T that will return its stations to the DirecTV lineup, ending a blackout ...

12/10/2019

Dessas Tips for Affordable, Sustainable Success

The rapper Dessa, who performs as part of the hip-hop collective Doomtree and has built a thriving solo career, stopped by Berklee recently to talk to students ...

12/10/2019

Soul of Her Own Machine: Merrill Garbus Reveals the Human Side of Looping

Using two basic loop stations and a few other basic effects pedals (including a pitch shifter and echo emulator), vocalist, songwriter, and composer Merrill Gar...

12/10/2019

HBO Max Cultivates Innovative Kids Content Ordering Craftopia and Karma Straight to Series

HBO Max Cultivates Innovative Kids Content Ordering Craftopia and Karma Straight...

11/10/2019

Cisco Completes Acquisition of CloudCherry

San Jose Calif. - October 11, 2019 - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately-held CloudCherry based in Salt Lake City...

11/10/2019

Ambisonics Tools for Immersive Audio and Audio Repair and Restoration Special Hands-On Events Set for AES New York 2019 Now Available to All Attendees

The AES New York 2019 Pro Audio Convention has slated two hands-on training workshops on the final day of the Convention, October 19. Covering the latest cutt...

11/10/2019

Networked Audio Makes Connections at AES New York 2019

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 --...

11/10/2019

Live from the Rugby World Cup: Content Production Integration Extends Tournament Reach For World Rugby

Live from the Rugby World Cup: Content production integration extends tournament...