Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros's New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired
Peter Roth (Right) With Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

The CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey has chosen Peter Roth – the president and CCO (Chief Content Officer) of Warner Bros. Television Group as interim manager for Warner Bros’ new Global Kids and Young Adults Division which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Animation as well as all licensed consumer products.

In total, three Warner Bros. executives were chosen by the CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey to run the studio in the interim after the resignation of Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman – Kevin Tsujihara on Monday this week (18th March), Peter Roth (as previously mentioned); Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Kim Williams, EVP (Executive Vice President) and CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Toby Emmerich will oversee Warner Bros’ theatrical, home entertainment and video games divisions, meanwhile Kim Williams will manage Warner Bros’ other divisions such as video streaming services company – Otter Media (Crunchyroll, VRV, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth).

John Stankey’s memo to WarnerMedia employees regarding the temporary management arrangements at Warner Bros.:

19th March 2019

To: WarnerMedia Colleagues

From: John Stankey

Subject: Warner Bros. Leadership Transition

I’ve asked three members of the existing Warner Bros. executive team to lead the organization on an interim basis until a new Chairman and CEO is named. We are doing this to ensure minimal disruption to the day-to-day operations of the studio and to provide the time we need to conduct a thorough search to find the best candidate to lead this incredible and storied business to its next chapter of growth and success. Our creative and business partners deserve this. Our company – and you – deserve no less.

The executives who have graciously come together to help me manage this business on an interim basis are: Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group; Peter Roth, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group; and Kim Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

We all recognize that operating day-to-day in this manner will be a little different from the normal course of business, but the four of us agree that we need to remain focused and steer clear of any counterproductive speculation around what this temporary leadership group portends for the future. Toby, Peter and Kim will keep us focused squarely on achieving our goals and staying on track with our ambitious plans for Warner Bros. this year.

I will work closely with the three of them during this period to help make sure issues are quickly addressed and operations continue to progress in the normal course of business. Toby, Peter and Kim will be responsible for bringing forward any matters that require broader deliberation and a more integrated review – those outside of the normal decision-making process within our skillfully led teams in each department.

To help with this and minimize organization disruption Toby, Peter and Kim will coordinate groups of their peers functioning as a team. Toby will handle matters around theatrical, home entertainment and games; Peter will coordinate all television production interests and do the same with the Kids and Young Adults group; and Kim will coordinate with all of the other areas, including Otter Media.

I have committed to moving quickly as we conduct a thorough and thoughtful search for a new Chairman and CEO to lead Warner Bros. This is an organization that has many talented individuals already operating successfully as a team. My priority is to install leadership that sustains the direction and priorities of the organization – not dramatically change course.

It goes without saying that our ability to tap into leaders of the caliber of Toby, Peter and Kim to continue our momentum without missing a beat is a testament to the talent we have across all of our companies. It also underscores the values, team orientation and spirit of collaboration that each of these executives exemplifies, and I thank them all for stepping up and leading by example.

Let’s continue working together to build an environment that informs and inspires audiences everywhere.

http://kidscreen.com/2019/03/20/wb-taps-three-execs-for-interim-leadership-team/

https://deadline.com/2019/03/warnermedia-new-leadership-post-kevin-tsujihara-scandal-1202577642/

Teen Titans Go! Nominated For 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award In The “Favourite Cartoon” Category, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies Receives “Favourite Female Voice From An Animated Movie” Nomination

Teen Titans Go! Nominated For 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award In The

Teen Titans Go! Nominated For 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award In The “Favourite Cartoon” Category, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies Receives “Favourite Female Voice From An Animated Movie” Nomination

Warner Bros. Animation’s and Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go! has been nominated in the “Favourite Cartoon” category for Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards, also the movie that’s based on the animated series – Teen Titans Go! To The Movies has also received a “Favourite Female Voice from an Animated Movie” nomination for Kristen Bell’s voice acting performance as Jade Wilson. In the Favourite Cartoon category, Teen Titans Go! will compete against Nickelodeon’s ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House and SpongeBob SquarePants and also DreamWorks Animation’s and Netflix’s – The Boss Baby: Back in Business.

In the “Favourite Female Voice from an Animated Movie” category Kristen Bell will compete against Gal Gadot (Shank, Ralph Breaks the Internet), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation), Yara Shahidi (Brenda, WB’s Smallfoot) and Zendaya (Meechee, WB’s Smallfoot).

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and DC Comics’ movie – Aquaman has been nominated in the “Favourite Movie” category, with Jason Momoa (portrayed as Aquaman in the movie) also being nominated as “Favourite Superhero”. Warner Bros’s Interactive Entertainment’s LEGO The Incredibles video game has been nominated in the “Favourite Video Game” category. Warner Bros. Television’s and DC Comics’ The Flash has also been nominated in the “Favourite TV Drama” category.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual awards ceremony event where children from around the world can vote for their favourite TV shows, video games, movies, music and much more. This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, on Saturday 23rd March 2019 and will be broadcasting live on the Nickelodeon TV channel from 8pm ET/PT. The awards ceremony will be hosted by hip hop DJ and record producer – DJ Khaled.

Special thanks to The Daily Nick for the information:

http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/02/music-mogul-dj-khaled-to-host.html

Vote now for your favourite TV shows, movies, music, video games and celebrities on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards website! Kids can cast their vote through social media on Twitter, and also for the first time ever, Nickelodeon will be enabling voting on specific posts on Instagram.

http://www.kidschoiceawards.com/

Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game To Released Worldwide On 19th October

Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game To Released Worldwide On 19th October

Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game To Released Worldwide On 19th October

Yesterday (16th October) in North America, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, Lego and DC Comics has released their latest video game – Lego DC Super-Villains, the first game with a villain-focused story taking place in the DC universe. The new game has been nominated as one of the Best Family Games of 2018 by E3’s Game Critics Awards. Lego DC Super-Villains allows players to create their own super-villain, with a wide choice of costumes and abilities, play alongside DC’s famous super-villains in an original story and also determine their character’s purpose throughout the game’s story. The game will be released globally this Friday (19th October) and will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

In the new game, the Justice League has disappeared and Earth is now protected by a superhero team from a parallel universe known as the “Justice Syndicate”. However DC Super-Villains from the Legion of Doom find out that Earth’s newest heroes aren’t the heroes they claim to be. Each customisable Super-Villain character will discover and foil the evil plans of the new so-called superheroes. During the game, players will unlock new powers and customisations for their character, travel to different places for story quests, puzzles and mini-games to unlock rewards and to recruit other DC Super-Villains or cause mischief in various locations from the DC universe including Gotham, Metropolis, Smallville and many more.

The Deluxe Edition of the game is now available to buy in the United States and costs $74.99 USD and features the main game content, season pass content, early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack, and an exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman. Digital download customers will will receive the Justice League Dark Character Pack, inspired by the comic book series Justice League Dark. The season pass can also be purchased separately for $14.99 USD, the season pass will offer add-on game content inspired by several DC movies, live action and animated TV series and comics. The season pass will feature six level packs and four character packs, including two Aquaman movie level packs based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film – Aquaman, which will be released in cinemas across the United States on 2nd December. There are also two Shazam! movie level packs inspired by the soon-to-be released movie – Shazam which will be released in U.S. cinemas in April 2019.

From the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Press Release: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group, and DC Announce the Launch of LEGO® DC Super-Villains

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC today announced the launch of LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure taking place in the heart of the DC universe. Nominated as one of the Best Family Games of 2018 by E3’s Game Critics Awards, LEGO® DC Super-Villains fuels imagination, giving players the opportunity to create their own super-villain, complete with costume, appearance, abilities, and a name while playing alongside an iconic roster of DC Super-Villains. Both LEGO and DC fans alike will leave their fingerprints on a hilarious and original story written in collaboration with DC. LEGO® DC Super-Villains is now available for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and PC.

“With the amount of content packed into LEGO DC Super-Villains, along with the Season Pass content in store, there is loads of mischievous fun for players to jump into,” said Arthur Parsons, Head of Design, TT Games Publishing.

“Players will be captivated by the story and adventure, embarking on hours of content including story levels, quests, recruiting and unlocking other villain characters to join you, and exploring the hidden secrets scattered throughout Gotham and Metropolis,” said Phillip Ring, Executive Producer, TT Games Publishing.

“DC has some of the most popular Super-Villains in the world and it’s exciting to see these characters call the shots in this new game,” said Ames Kirshen, Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment. “Fans will love teaming up with The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and host of other DC characters as they play through this light-hearted story set in iconic DC locations.”

“Whether you’re playing solo or with a partner in crime for two-player, local co-op, LEGO® DC Super-Villains brings the family-friendly fun, with a playful, villainous twist that both new and existing players will enjoy,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group.

In LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to a newcomer group of heroes from a parallel universe, proclaiming themselves as the ‘Justice Syndicate’. Renowned DC Super-Villains from the ‘Legion Of Doom’ discover Earth’s newest heroes may not be the heroes they claim to be. With each player’s completely customizable Super-Villain character in command, this team of misfits must join forces to discover and foil the evil plans the incognito newcomers have in store. Players will create their own super-villain character and set out on a journey to determine their character’s purpose within the story. Along the way, players will unlock new powers and customizations for their character, travel off the beaten path for additional story quests, puzzles, and mini-games to unlock rewards and recruit other DC Super-Villains, and cause mischief throughout well-known DC locations including Gotham, Metropolis, Smallville, and more.

The Deluxe Edition is now available at $74.99 and features the main game content, Season Pass content, early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack, and an exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman. Digital consumers will receive the Justice League Dark Character Pack, inspired by the comic book series Justice League Dark. For players who want to further their adventures beyond the main game, the LEGO® DC Super-Villains Season Pass is available separately at $14.99 and provides players with exciting add-on game content inspired by a wide range of DC movies, live action and animated TV series, and comics. The Season Pass will feature six Level Packs and four Character Packs, including two Aquaman Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Aquaman, in theaters nationwide on December 2 and two Shazam! Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Shazam! in theaters nationwide April 2019.

For more game information, visit chaos-is-coming.wbgames.com and follow the official LEGO® DC Super-Villains social channels on Facebook and YouTube, and @LEGODCGAME on Instagram and Twitter.

About TT Games

TT Games, an affiliate of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., is the developer behind numerous hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Batman™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Harry Potter™, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO® Indiana Jones™, as well as popular titles LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers, LEGO® Jurassic World™, LEGO® Worlds and many others, which combined have sold over 180 million units worldwide to date. Incorporating UK developers Traveller’s Tales, TT Fusion, TT Games Brighton and Playdemic, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families. Additional information about TT Games can be found at www.ttgames.com.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles.

About The LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

http://chaos-is-coming.wbgames.com

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