Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group has cut roughly 15 jobs in New York and Los Angeles, several insiders familiar with the company told Variety.
The reduction comes with a consolidation of the marketing and public relations teams under Blair Rich, president of worldwide theatrical and home entertainment marketing. The cuts were not related to or dictated by the ATT-Time Warner merger, one of the individuals said, but rather the result of a months-long analysis of the departments.
Cuts included Executive VP of international publicity Lance Volland and 20-plus year veteran Ernie Johnston in promotions and field publicity, two of the individuals said, as well as some at the assistant level. Rich has been evaluating legacy systems and encouraging staff to think globally on the lot, another insider added. Read more