(January 13, 2003 – Burbank, CA) - A leader in DVD development and home video, Marsha King as been promoted to the newly created position, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Home Video, it was announced today by James Cardwell, the recently named President of Warner Home Video. In her new position, King adds to her portfolio operating responsibility for domestic video-on-demand and pay-per-view, new media and technology development and intellectual property protection. King most recently served as Executive Vice President, New Business Development, Business Affairs and Administration and will retain these responsibilities. “Marsha and I have been colleagues for many years and I have always respected her business acumen. I am delighted to be able to announce Marsha’s new position and the expanded role she will play in the growth of our business,” said James Cardwell. King was highly instrumental in the creation and growth of DVD. She played a key role in the formation of multi-industry organizations currently addressing the complex change from the analog to the digital environment and currently serves as AOL Time Warner’s representative on the Steering Committee of the DVD Forum, a multi-industry organization dedicated to the sustained development and growth of DVD. Her scope of responsibility has included the division’s strategy for new market development, including China, worldwide video acquisitions and the development of pay-per-view and video-on-demand. She will now join the Movielink Board of Directors in her new capacity. In her 13 years at Warner she has moved quickly up the ranks, widening the scope and depth of her responsibilities. King joined Warner Home Video in 1990 as Vice President & General Counsel, after stints at the law firm Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman and Twentieth Century Fox. Prior to her legal career, King spent 10 years as an educator for children and young adults with special needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Southern California and a JD from Harvard Law School. With operations in 78 international territories -- more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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