(Burbank, CA) – Studio veteran Jody Zucker has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs, Warner Bros. Television Group, it was announced today by John Rogovin, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Warner Bros., to whom Zucker will report.
In his new role, Zucker will oversee legal affairs across all of the Studio’s television production divisions, including Warner Bros. Television, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, Telepictures and Shed Media, as well as Alloy Publishing, Stage 13 and Blue Ribbon Content. Zucker will also continue to work closely with the legal teams in the Warner Bros.’ domestic and international television distribution units.
“Throughout his almost two decades with the Studio, Jody has made a number of important contributions to Warner Bros. Television’s industry leading success,” said Rogovin. “As every part of our business continues to evolve, thoughtful, visionary leaders like Jody are more valuable than ever. I’m glad that we’ll be able to tap more broadly into his experience and expertise across the entire Television Group in this expanded role.”
Zucker most recently served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Warner Bros. Television, a role to which he was promoted in 2008. He initially joined WBTV as Vice President, Legal Affairs, in 2000. He took on Deputy General Counsel responsibilities in 2003 and was promoted to Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel in 2005.
Prior to joining WBTV, Zucker spent three years as Vice President, Legal Affairs, Paramount Network Television. He was previously at Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., for six years, serving as General Attorney, Litigation & Employment, for four years, and Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, for two. Before Cap Cities/ABC, Zucker practiced law at leading firms in New York and Los Angeles, handling transactional, litigation and production-related matters for a wide range of clients.
He graduated from The State University of New York, Stony Brook, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and earned his juris doctor – magna cum laude – from New York Law School.
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