As part of the ongoing restructuring of WarnerMedia, President of Warner Bros Television Group Peter Roth is consolidating the studio’s scripted and non-scripted television productions. In terms of scripting, Warner Bros Television and the cable / streaming unit Warner Horizon Scripts TV are being merged into a new scripting unit led by the presidents of Warner Bros Television. Susan Rovner and Brett Paul. The duo, who previously served as President of Warner Bros TV and Warner Horizon Scripts TV, will continue to oversee all scripted shows, reporting to Roth.
The Warner Bros TV merger reverted to its original structure before the cable TV fare and without the description was split separately with the 2006 launch of Warner Horizon.
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Clancy Collins White has been raised to a newly created position and there will now be daily monitoring of all script development for the new Warner Bros Television, report to Rovner. Previously she took on the role of EVP Drama Development at Warner Bros. Television.
White will be successful Leigh London Redman, who was tapped to lead the development of the film and will oversee the efforts of the newly incorporated theater group. She previously worked as an EVP Script Programmer at Warner Horizon Broadcasting Station, a position being removed in the process of consolidation.
Adrienne Turner will continue to develop comedy and will supervise the comedy team. She continues to take on the role of SVP & Head of Comedy Development, Warner Bros. Television.
Odetta Watkins, EVP Current Programming, Premium Cable and On-Demand / Streaming, and Maddy HorneThe EVP, Existing Programming, Chain Network, will continue in their respective roles and continue to manage all the creative aspects of the ongoing series under script produced by the studio.
Continuing their current positions at Warner Bros Television and overseeing the newly combined teams Adam Glick, EVP Business Affairs; Sue Palladino, Manufacture EVP; and Jody Zucker, EVP Legal Affairs.
The consolidation leads to layoffs due to redundancy, most in backlot operations, such as business, legal, manufacturing and financial affairs, being combined.
Overall, the current layoffs are expected to affect approximately 600 WarnerMedia employees, a significant portion of them at Warner Bros Entertainment. Today’s senior exits include Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros Worldwide Television Distribution; Ron Sanders, president, EVP Worldwide Theater & Home Entertainment & Business International Distribution; Kim Williams, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Bros Entertainment; and Telepictures GM Donna Redier Linsk.
They joined Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, whose departures were announced on Friday.