25 Jun Ann Sarnoff, a Hollywood Outsider, Will Lead Warner Bros. Studio [NY Times]
By Brooks Barnes
June 24, 2019 | AT&T on Monday chose a Hollywood outsider, Ann Sarnoff, to run its recently acquired Warner Bros. movie and television studio, which will play a major role in the conglomerate’s coming streaming service.
Ms. Sarnoff, a New Yorker whose career has included leadership roles at Nickelodeon, the Women’s National Basketball Association, Dow Jones and BBC America, will take over as chief executive at Warner Bros. later this summer. Ms. Sarnoff has no film experience, which AT&T may see as an asset: She will not be beholden to entrenched Hollywood practices at a time when the entertainment business is rapidly moving online.
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