As part of WarnerMedia’s ongoing restructuring, Bros. Television Group Chairman Peter Roth is consolidating written and unbroken television production operations in the studio. On the written side, Warner Bros. Television. The Warner Horizon Scriptted TV and cable / broadcast unit have been merged into a new written division, led by Warner Bros. Television Presidents Susan Rovner and Brett Paul. The duo, who previously served as President of both Warner Bros. TV and Warner Horizon Scriptted TV, will continue to oversee all written programming, Roth reports.
Consolidation returns Warner Bros. TV in its original structure before the cable and the unspoiled price were given their separation with the 2006 release of Warner Horizon.
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Clancy Collins White has risen to a newly created position and will now have day-to-day oversight of the entire development of the written program for the new Warner Bros. television, reporting to Rovner. She has previously served as EVP, Drama Development, Television Bros. Warner.
White success will be Leigh London Redman, who is caught up in leading the drama development, and will oversee the efforts of the newly combined drama team. She previously served as EVP, Written Programming, at Warner Horizon Television, a position that has been eliminated in consolidation.
Adrienne Turner will continue to develop comedy development and oversee the comedy team. She continues to serve as SVP & Head of Comedy Development, Television Bros. Warner.
Odetta Watkins, EVP, Actual Programming, Premium Cable and on-demand / broadcast series, and Maddy Horne, EVP, Current Programming, Network Series, will continue in their respective roles and will continue to manage all the creative aspects of the ongoing written series produced by Studio.
Continuing in their current positions at Warner Bros. Television and oversees the newly combined teams are Adam Glick, EVP, Business Affairs; Sue Palladino, EVP, Production; and Jody Zucker, EVP, Legal Affairs.
Consolidation is resulting in layoffs as surpluses, mainly in backlog operations, such as business, legal, manufacturing and finance matters, are being combined.
Overall, the current round of layoffs is expected to affect around 600 WarnerMedia employees, a significant portion of them in Warner Bros. Entertainment. Narrow-level exits today include Jeffrey R. Schlesinger President, Warner Bros. Television Distribution worldwide; Ron Sanders, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment and EVP, International Business Operations; Kim Williams, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment; and Telepictures GM Donna Redier Linsk. They join Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, whose departures were announced on Friday.