(December 11, 2000 - Burbank, CA) - Robert A. Blair has been promoted to Vice President & General Manager, Canadian Operations, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD), it was announced today by Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television. Blair will continue to be responsible for the licensing of WBITD’s television and feature film product to broadcast, pay, video-on-demand, satellite and cable television to both English and French-speaking Canada. Based in Toronto, Blair reports to Malcolm Dudley-Smith, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Blair joined WBITD in 1998 as General Manager, Canadian Operations. Before that, he was with PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, where for three years, he served as Director of Television, responsible for the sales, marketing and administration of all PolyGram and ITC properties to Canadian television. Prior to that, he held numerous positions with Canadian companies in the domestic and international distribution and production business. Blair began his career in the consumer products industry at Polaroid Canada. Blair holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Western Ontario. He sits on the boards of the National Screen Institute and the Broadcast Executive Society.
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