WarnerMedia’s CEO John Stankey has chosen Peter Roth (pictured), president and CCO of Warner Bros. Television Group; Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Kim Williams, EVP and CFO of Warner Bros. Entertainment to manage Warner Bros. Entertainment on an interim basis, following Kevin Tsujihara’s resignation.
For the time being, Roth will continue managing his TV responsibilities and also take on the kids and young adults group. The group recently joined together after AT&T merged with Time Warner, and includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and all licensed consumer products. Emmerich will handle the theatrical, home entertainment and games groups, while Williams oversees all other areas, including Otter Media.
Stankey broke the news in a memo to WB employees late yesterday, saying that it was intended to minimize disruption and keep day-to-day operations of the studio going while he looks for a new CEO. The team will work alongside Stankey.
Tsujihara stepped down from his role as chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, earlier this week, following an investigation into a relationship he had with actress Charlotte Kirk, and ensuing allegations that he used his position to help her find work.