Darcy Antonellis serves as President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Bros. Technical Operations. In this role, she influences and directs Warner Bros.’ technology strategy and vision to leverage growth and new business opportunities often associated with technology and advancements in media and entertainment innovation. These areas include new production techniques and formats, from 3D to the incorporation of socially based experiences into all aspects of content distribution and assets. Antonellis also has oversight of the company’s Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations and works closely with Time Warner’s Global Public Policy group in Washington, D.C. on a wide array of issues spanning technology and intellectual property, often meeting with senior Administration and Cabinet members.
Prior to her current position, Antonellis had the dual role of Executive Vice President, Distribution & Technology Operations and Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment. She joined Warner Bros. in 1998 as Senior Vice President, Distribution Technologies & Operations, Warner Bros. Technical Operations, where she had oversight of the Company's transition from traditional distribution technologies to advanced digital distribution.
Before joining Warner Bros., Antonellis worked for CBS in a number of lead management roles, including Vice President, Technical and Olympic Operations for CBS Inc. as well as Vice President, Technical Operations in New York and Director, Washington Operations for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C.
A veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports and a two-time Emmy winner for technical production, she also worked in news, with assignments that included being stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War.
A U.S. Patent holder, Antonellis has been honored for work in the field of engineering. She serves on advisory boards of a number of technology companies and universities as well as the Global Advisory Board for the professional Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), providing counseling on new media and technology.
Antonellis received a master’s degree in finance from Fordham University and honors for work in the field of electrical engineering from her undergraduate alma mater, Temple University. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, she is also a recipient of Broadcasting and Cable’s Technology Leadership Award. She was selected to Video Business’ Women Elite, named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2010 Digital Power 50 List and awarded the 2011 NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award. Under Antonellis’ leadership, WBTO was honored with two 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards (for Pioneering Development and Deployment of Aspect Ratio Control Technologies and Systems for Letterbox Images within Consumer Devices and for Development of Electronic Mastering System for Large Scale Content Customization, Transcoding and Distribution).