(April 19, 2010 – Burbank, CA) – Jim Gewert has been named Executive Vice President, Worldwide Finance, Planning and Systems, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. In his new post, Gewert will oversee worldwide finance for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, which encompasses Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. As a key member of the executive management team, he will be responsible for translating the division’s strategic vision into concrete financial operating plans; this includes establishing and evaluating business metrics and implementing decisions that will increase profitability. Gewert will also lead the evaluation of acquisitions, investments, partnerships and new business models and drive the negotiation and execution of deals. “Jim is a proven leader in his field and we are fortunate to welcome such an accomplished professional to our team,” said Tsujihara. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues to be the market leader in numerous categories and I know that Jim's unique talent and expertise will help us continue this trend.” Gewert moves from his current post as Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration for Turner Broadcasting System’s Entertainment Networks, Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media, Turner Broadcasting Sales, and Turner Sports divisions. As head of finance for this broad group, he oversaw all financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis for various businesses including TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Peachtree TV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, NBA TV, NBA.com, NASCAR.com and PGATOUR.com. Previously, Gewert served as Executive Vice President of Finance for Domestic Sales and Distribution for TBS, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at Hofstra University and is a certified public accountant. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHEG oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHEG distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.
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