Amid a larger restructuring taking place at WarnerMedia, owned by AT&T, Warner Bros. Television Group is reorganizing scripted and non-scripted television production activities, merging Warner Bros. Television and Warner Horizon Scripts TV to create a new department. As part of the restructuring, the roles of the Executive VP and the CEO of Telepictures are being phased out. Donna Redier Linsk, who held that position, is leaving, a source close to the situation said Diversity.
The scripted units will be led by WBTV presidents Susan Rovner and Brett Paul, while the Warner Bros. replacement and non-record television president, Mike Darnell will continue to lead without margin. as president of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television.
Rovner and Paul will continue to lead the newly combined WBTV, oversee all scenario programs and report to WBTVG President Peter Roth; Rovner and Paul previously headed both WBTV and Warner Horizon.
Clancy Collins White, the most recent CEO of drama development at WBTV, has been promoted to a newly formed position, overseeing the entire daily script development process for the set. new WBTV department, reporting to Rovner.
Leigh London Redman, CEO of the most recent scripting program at Warner Horizon TV, will lead the drama development and oversee the combined new theater group. Adrienne Turner will continue to direct comedy development and oversee the comedy team as Senior Vice President and Head of Comedy Development at WBTV. Odetta Watkins and Maddy Horne will continue their roles as current program executives in the premium network and cable TV divisions, managing all of the creative aspects of the series scripted studio .
Business Affairs CEO Adam Glick, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Sue Palladino and Deputy CEO of Legal Affairs Jody Zucker will continue in their current roles and oversee new groups incorporated at WBTV.
On the unassigned side, Brooke Karzen will continue to administer development and programming for Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative TV, and David McGuire will continue to lead the current program and further supervise development in Telepictures. Lisa Shannon and Dan Peirson will continue to co-lead development and programming at Shed Media.
Kevin Fortson, most recently Production Manager at Warner Horizon, and Matt Matzkin, most recently Vice President of Business Affairs at the company, will now take on new leadership roles for all even those who are not designated report to Darnell. Fortson is expected to oversee physical production, while Matzkin will oversee business affairs on the Warner Horizon Unscripted TV, Telepictures and Shed Media.