(December 4, 2000 - Burbank, CA) - Angelina Speare has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, International Operations & Finance, Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Richard Fox, Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros. Speare, who had served as Senior Vice President, International Operations & Finance, Warner Bros. Pictures since 1996, will oversee the day-to-day operations, business development and strategy, business affairs, and financial planning and reporting for the international arm of Warner Bros. Pictures in Burbank as well as the Company’s international regional offices and affiliated enterprises covering some 124 international territories. Based in Burbank, Speare will report directly to Fox, while working closely with the newly named Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, International Distribution, and Sue Kroll, President, International Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures. “Angelina is highly regarded both in and outside of the company, and her business acumen and great relationships with our regional and affiliate operations have been and will continue to be key to our success,” said Fox. “With Angelina now in place, our new international theatrical leadership team is complete.” Speare rejoined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1992 as Vice President, International Theatrical Administration. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at Morgan Creek International, supervising all facets of sales, legal and distribution activities, working closely with Warner Bros. Pictures’ international arm as a result of Morgan Creek’s ongoing domestic and international distribution relationship with the Studio. From 1987 to 1989, Speare served as Vice President, International Administration and Operations at Lorimar Pictures, and then held the same post for two years at Warner Bros. Pictures following Warner Communications’ acquisition of Lorimar Telepictures in 1989. From 1984 to 1987, Speare served as Corporate Vice President at FilmAccord, Inc., an independent Canadian production and distribution company based in Los Angeles. She began her entertainment-industry career in 1979 at the now-defunct Producers Sales Organization, which, at its peak, was the preeminent sales agent of independent motion pictures in the international marketplace.
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