(October 23, 2018 – Burbank, CA) Lynne Frank, President, International Marketing and Worldwide Planning and Operations for Warner Bros. Pictures, has announced she will be leaving the Studio at the end of the year to pursue new professional opportunities. Through her remaining tenure, she’ll continue to oversee the international campaigns for “’Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Creed II” and “Aquaman.”
Frank joined the Studio’s international film operations in 2010 and, since that time, has worked on many of the Studio’s most successful titles, including “The Hobbit” films, the DC Super Hero titles, the “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” franchises, New Line’s horror universe, and such marquee releases as “Gravity,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Dunkirk.” She also played an important role in Warner Bros. Pictures’ international success this year with “Ready Player One,” “Rampage,” “Ocean’s 8,” “The Meg,” “A Star Is Born” and “The Nun.”
Additionally, Frank has been key in building Warner Bros. Pictures’ overseas film marketing organization into one of the most successful in the business, and is widely recognized for her expertise in the China market.
Blair Rich, President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment said, “Lynne’s a very talented executive, and I’m grateful for the many contributions she’s made to our success over the years. She’s been a great representative of Warner Bros. Pictures in markets around the world. We will miss her, and I wish her all the best.”
Prior to her current position, Frank served as Executive Vice President, International Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures, the position in which she joined the company. Before Warner Bros., Frank spent 17 years in the U.K. working for both The Walt Disney Company and Time Warner. She served five years as Managing Director and Senior Vice President, ESPN Europe, Middle East and Africa and, before that, spent 12 years within the TimeWarner family, lastly serving as Managing Director and Executive Vice President, European Entertainment Networks, Turner Broadcasting System Europe, having held multiple roles after joining the company as Business Development Director for Turner Pictures and Cartoon Network. During her tenure at TBSE, distribution reached 30 million households across more than 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, achieving substantial growth during this period. Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in economics/business from UCLA.
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