In his newly expanded role, Presser will focus on helping build and manage all of Warner Bros.’ businesses in China, including the production of Chinese-language and co-produced films, TV shows and web series, the distribution and marketing of Warner Bros.’ English and Chinese content, and the expansion of Warner Bros.’ ancillary businesses locally. He is also involved in new business development, evaluating possible partnerships and in-territory acquisitions, and government relations. Based in Burbank, Presser works closely with Gillian Zhao, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. China. He will also support Harpur in other key international markets.
“Adam brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our efforts in China and around the world,” said Harpur. “He’s been invaluable in helping us navigate the Chinese business and regulatory landscape as we launched joint ventures as well as our own in-country operations. This promotion recognizes the many contributions he’s made since joining Warner Bros., and I look forward to working with him as he expands his responsibilities.”
Presser previously served as Vice President, International at Warner Bros. Entertainment, the post in which he joined the company in 2015.
Presser has extensive experience working in China's entertainment industry, having served as a Senior Director for Ticketmaster Entertainment's China operations, and having previously worked on one of China's first co-productions, “The Painted Veil.” Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, Presser holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature and a master’s in East Asian Studies from Yale University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School.