Brehm will oversee all global television distribution business operations—including finance, administration, planning and analysis—for both Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
Blair will oversee the sales team of executives based in ten field offices around the world charged with licensing Warner Bros. programming across all television platforms, from free to cable/pay and subscription video on demand.
“Robert and Jim have done remarkable jobs during their many years with our group,” said Schlesinger. “These promotions and this realignment of their responsibilities, perfectly play to each of these executive’s strengths. As the global television marketplace continues to evolve, shift and be disrupted by new business models, having Jim and Robert’s leadership and vision will serve our distribution business well now and in the future.”
Blair, a 19-year veteran of the company previously served as Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution with oversight of Europe, Middle East & Africa, a post he was named to in 2013. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Middle East, and Africa since 2006. He joined Warner Bros. International Television Distribution in 1998 as General Manager, Canadian Operations and was promoted to Vice President & General Manager, Canadian Operations in 2000. Blair holds a bachelor's degree in economics and finance from the University of Western Ontario.
Brehm, a 29-year veteran of the international television distribution business, the last nine with Warner Bros., most recently served as Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution with oversight of Canada, Asia Pacific and Latin America, a post he was named to in 2013. Prior to that he had served since 2008 as Senior Vice President, Sales, Canada, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He came to Warner Bros. International Television Distribution from The Walt Disney Company, where he spent the last two years as Senior Vice President, Sales, for Disney ABC International Television (DAIT). In that role, he had oversight of pay, free and on demand licensing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining DAIT, Brehm worked at Paramount for 17 years, most recently as Executive Vice President, International Television, Paramount Pictures Worldwide TV Distribution. He began his career in the entertainment division of professional services firm Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).