WarnerMedia: Laura Dames, Andrea Zapata join Ad Sales

WarnerMedia Ad Sales is building on its leadership team with two key appointments announced today by President of Ad Sales, JP Colaco. Laura Dames is now EVP, Marketing and Andrea Zapata joins the company as Head of Research, Data and Insights. Both industry veterans bring a wealth of experience to the group, complementing a leadership … Continue reading “WarnerMedia: Laura Dames, Andrea Zapata join Ad Sales”

WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Has it really been 20 years? WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials – a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special. This magical unscripted game show and retrospective will help to … Continue reading “WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter”

AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal

In a move that will rival media giants Disney and Netflix, AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company. The “pure play” content company will own … Continue reading “AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery in $43B deal”

WarnerMedia, Black List launch writer pipeline

WarnerMedia and The Black List, the film and television industry’s premiere screenwriting marketplace for aspiring and working screenwriters, will launch a pipeline initiative to provide visibility and feedback for aspiring professional screenwriters to identify exceptional writers for episodic content, with access to decision-makers and creatives within WarnerMedia.  Through partner organizations, WarnerMedia will identify up to 600 … Continue reading “WarnerMedia, Black List launch writer pipeline”

WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years

Today, WarnerMedia announced a five-year overall deal with Issa Rae, extending their relationship with the Emmy-nominated creator, executive producer and star of HBO’s Emmy-winning Insecure.  The deal is exclusive to WarnerMedia for all forms of television, to include HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television, and a first-look for features with Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New … Continue reading “WarnerMedia secures Issa Rae for five years”

Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad

The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 continues … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”

Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels

Stage 13, the award-winning and Emmy-nominated original content studio, is premiering two virtual panels at the 2021 WarnerMedia Lodge held during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The two panels will be discussing two of Stage 13’s award-winning franchise series: Two Sentence Horror Stories, the horror anthology on The  CW Network, and Family Style, the unscripted Asian food … Continue reading “Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels”

WarnerMedia shakes up divisions, DC affected

There was a an 8.6 quake in Burbank, only it wasn’t on a fault line. It happened at WarnerMedia, as the entertainment company shook up all divisions. Among those said to be losing their positions are editor-in-chief Bob Harris, senior VP of publishing strategy and support services Hank Kanalz, VP of marketing and creative services Jonah … Continue reading “WarnerMedia shakes up divisions, DC affected”

WarnerMedia & AT&T create $250k fund for Atlanta Arts

WarnerMedia, an AT&T company, announced the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund that will provide Atlanta-based artistic and cultural institutions with resources needed to elevate storytelling and continue creating during these challenging times. WarnerMedia and AT&T created the $250,000 relief fund with a special focus on small-to-medium arts and cultural institutions in Atlanta. “We believe … Continue reading “WarnerMedia & AT&T create $250k fund for Atlanta Arts”

The One Club: WAATBP Diversity Conference set for September

The 11th edition of The One Club for Creativity‘s Where Are All The Black People (WAATBP) diversity conference and career fair will take place on September 29-30, 2021.  The hybrid event is free to attend and open to a global audience. WAATBP 2021 will address how the industry has – and hasn’t – evolved over the past 18 … Continue reading “The One Club: WAATBP Diversity Conference set for September”

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow theatrical release

The National Association of Theatre Owners aren’t the only ones peeved over the fact that Disney left money on the table by putting Marvel’s Black Widow on Disney Plus on the same day as its theatrical debut. Scarlett Johansson is alleging that $50 million of that money left on the table belongs to her. According … Continue reading “Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow theatrical release”

FBoy Island: HBO Max releases new trailer

HBO Max has released the official trailer and poster for the upcoming Max Original reality dating series FBoy Island, hosted by hit comedian and actress Nikki Glaser (The Nikki Glaser Podcast, nationwide comedy tour One Night with Nikki Glaser). The first three episodes of the ten-episode series debut THURSDAY, JULY 29 on HBO Max, followed by three additional episodes … Continue reading “FBoy Island: HBO Max releases new trailer”

Titans: The heroes go to Gotham in new trailer

HBO Max has released a first look teaser for season three of the popular superhero series Titans, which premieres on THURSDAY, AUGUST 12. Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with … Continue reading “Titans: The heroes go to Gotham in new trailer”

MGM, Amazon agree on $8.45 billion merger

The big question here is will Amazon be receiving Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 24 hours as a Prime member? MGM today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon Studios and Prime Video will acquire the studio for a purchase price of $8.45 billion.  MGM has nearly a century of filmmaking history and complements the work of Amazon Studios, … Continue reading “MGM, Amazon agree on $8.45 billion merger”

Kaley Cuoco: Actress extends creative agreement with WB

Warner Bros. Television Group and Kaley Cuoco are extending their long-standing creative partnership with an expansive new overall deal for The Flight Attendant star and executive producer Cuoco and her production company, Yes, Norman Productions. WBTVG can confirm that it is an exclusive, multi-year pact. Financial terms were not disclosed, per Studio policy. Cuoco and her Yes, Norman Productions team — … Continue reading “Kaley Cuoco: Actress extends creative agreement with WB”

Telly Awards: 2021 winners announced

The Telly Awards have announced this year’s winners, including Jennifer Garner’s Pretend Cooking Show series, RadicalMedia’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel documentary series, Partizan’s Fantastic Voyage campaign, and much more. Under this year’s “Your Stories Defy The Limits” theme, standouts encompass the artistic and technical innovations that have surfaced in direct response … Continue reading “Telly Awards: 2021 winners announced”

HBO Max announces ad-supported subscriptions

HBO Max announced at today’s 2021 WarnerMedia Upfront that it will debut its ad-supported subscription tier the first week of June, providing consumers choice between the existing ad-free version of HBO Max at $14.99 per month, or an ad-supported experience for $9.99 per month. They have dubbed it HBO Max with Ads. HBO Max previewed … Continue reading “HBO Max announces ad-supported subscriptions”

HBO Max releases Friends: Reunion trailer and poster

HBO Max debuted the official trailer and poster for Friends: The Reunion, debuting Thursday, May 27 on HBO Max. Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of … Continue reading “HBO Max releases Friends: Reunion trailer and poster”

Anti-AAPI hate form the backdrop for Lee video

Only a few days into Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month, the national coalition Stop AAPI Hate released a report stating that incidents against Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States are continuing to skyrocket during the COVID-19 pandemic. How many of our fellow Americans will read that report (or a similar … Continue reading “Anti-AAPI hate form the backdrop for Lee video”

Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened career

While Justice League star Ray Fisher and former Angel and Buffy star Charisma Carpenter have been vocal about director Joss Whedon’s “abusive” behavior on their respective sets, Wonder Woman and JL star Gal Gadot has been fairly quiet – even after she was mentioned as a target of Whedon’s venom by Fisher in a Hollywood Reporter … Continue reading “Gal Gadot confirms Joss Whedon threatened career”