(May 18, 2010 - Burbank, CA and Paris) – Caroline Lang has been promoted to the post of Senior Vice President & Managing Director, France, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD), it was announced today by Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television, and Iris Knobloch, President, Warner Bros. France S.A. Lang, who moves up from Vice President & Managing Director, will continue to lead the Studio’s television distribution operations in France, overseeing the licensing of television series, theatrical motion pictures, movies for television and animation to free and pay TV operators over terrestrial, cable, satellite and IPTV platforms. She will also continue to work with the company’s Branded Services group helping to maintain and launch new SVOD services in France. Based in Paris, Lang continues to report to Jose Abad, WBITD’s Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Southern Europe on all sales issues. “Caroline has done an exemplary job of developing and leading our television operations in France,” said Schlesinger. “She is a skilled sales executive, talented deal-maker and ambassador for our company. This is truly a well-deserved promotion.” “Caroline is a valuable member of the senior management team for Warner Bros. in France,” said Knobloch. “She has played a key role in helping us conclude innovative deals that will further strengthen Warner Bros. in France for the years to come. I look forward to continuing to work with her and to tap into her incredible expertise of the television business, as we continue to expand our business.” Prior to being named Managing Director, Lang served as Deputy Managing Director, France, WBITD, a position to which she was promoted in 2003. From 1999-2003, she served as Executive Director, France, WBITD, and was WBITD’s Director of Sales in Paris from 1997-1999. Before joining WBITD, Lang was Special Programming Director for Warner Home Video in Paris from 1994-1997, where she was instrumental in developing and creating the first children’s “edutainment” titles for the French marketplace. Prior to working at Warner Home Video, Lang spent three years working for Time Warner. From 1992-1994, she was Vice President, Time Warner Publishing, in Paris, after having served as International Project Director for Time Warner Inc. in New York City from 1991-1992. Before joining the Company, Lang was Senior International Editor at Maxwell-Macmillan Publishing Company in New York from 1990-1991, after beginning her professional career in 1989 at Maxwell Communications Corporation in London, serving as Business Development Executive. Lang holds a Master – JD in Public Law and a Post-Graduate Degree LL.M in Public Funding Law both from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Additionally, she earned a Doctorate in Public Law, specializing in international public law, from the University of Paris X, Nanterre. A bilingual executive, Lang is fluent in both French and English.
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