(February 24, 2000 – Burbank, CA) - Highly regarded motion picture publicity executive Charlotte Kandel has chosen to step away from her day-to-day responsibilities as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Publicity for Warner Bros. Pictures to enter into a multi-year consulting arrangement with the studio, allowing her the time she feels she needs to spend with her ailing twin sister, it was announced today by Brad Ball, President, Domestic Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures. “Charlotte has been a key member of Warner Bros. Pictures for 15 years, her contributions and accomplishments are legion,” said Ball. “Needless to say, she will be missed, but we understand and respect her decision. We will continue to depend on her expertise and counsel, and look forward to many more years of working together. But she has chosen a more important purpose for this next chapter in her life, a purpose we not only support, but also admire.” “Those who know me know that I have a twin sister who, some years ago, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis,” said Kandel. “For the past couple of years, I have been struggling to balance my wish to be available to her with the demands of a much loved, but very demanding, global career. “At the end of my current contract with Warner Bros., I will have been with the company for 15 years. I have given my complete energy and love of the company and of film to this portion of my life. I am lucky enough now to have the personal resources to be able to take action to resolve my dilemma and to choose in favor of my personal situation. “I am blessed that my many friends at Warner Bros. have honored my decision and have agreed to an advisory arrangement through the end of my contract term and beyond to the end of 2002. I will miss my associates here truly and deeply and thank them for the experiences I have shared with them that have strengthened me as I move into the next phase of a very interesting life.” Kandel joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1986 as Director of Project Publicity, working her way up through the publicity ranks to her current position as Warner Bros. Pictures’ top-ranking publicity executive for the past 10 years. Kandel actually began her career in film publicity at Warner Bros., with a short stint in 1976. She soon moved to Sydney, Australia, where she served as Advertising and Publicity Manager for Village Roadshow for 10 years, before returning to the U.S. and Warner Bros.
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