Global Bulletin: WarnerMedia restructures EMEA leadership teams

Home entertainment & consumer products in each region will consolidate under one leadership.

MUMBAI: New WarnerMedia France and Benelux, Germany-Austria-Switzerland country manager Iris Knobloch has restructured her leadership teams across EMEA.

Olivier Snanoudj, Eric Broet, Caroline Lang, Guillaume Coffin and Gregory Schuber will resume leadership positions for France and Benelux, with Willi Geike, Steffen Schier, Peter Schauerte, Sylvia Rothblum, Matthias Heinze and Tim van Dyk assuming leadership responsibilities for GAS.

Snanoudj and Schier will overlook theatrical distribution for the France and Benelux and GAS markets, respectively, while Lang will head TV distribution for France and French-speaking territories with Rothblum seeing the same responsibilities for GAS and Israel.

Home entertainment and consumer products in each region will consolidate under one leadership, handled by Broet along with the support of Yves Elalouf and Jérôme Ollagnier. Schauerte will oversee home entertainment and consumer products for GAS, supported by Veronika Tiedemann and Stefan Hausberg.

Schuber and van Dyk will look after the marketing teams in the two territories including publicity, franchise management and data. Geike, who last worked on the position of country manager, will now head the company’s local theatrical production for GAS. Broet will supervise local theatrical production for France and Benelux.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros TV Production UK Group company Twenty Twenty has appointed James O’Reilly as its new creative director. He will report to managing director Leanne Klein and work out of the company’s newly established Bristol offices which will serve as the company’s headquarters starting in 2021.

O’Reilly will be responsible for overseeing the creation and production of new original content for the company’s slate, and to manage the company’s existing catalogue of ongoing series. He joins the company after more than a decade at Blast! Films, serving as creative director for the last four years.

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