(December 2, 2004 – Burbank, CA) - Steve Southgate has been named Senior Vice President, European Technical Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Paul Saccone has been named Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Digital Media Xchange, Inc. (GDMX), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Both promotions were announced by Darcy Antonellis, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Technical Operations. “Steve and Paul have both proved invaluable to our operations, both here and abroad,” said Antonellis. “As our businesses and relationships with our customers become increasingly dependent on technology, their leadership, experience and knowledge have been increasingly important in keeping Warner Bros. on the cutting edge.” Southgate is a 14-year veteran of Warner Bros. Technical Operations (WBTO). Based in London, he is responsible for overseeing 35mm print and trailer delivery for 36 territories and dubbing, subtitling, anti-piracy and censorship requirements in the theatrical market for Europe as well as European television element deliveries and staff technical training. Previously, Southgate was Vice President, European Technical Operations. Prior to joining WBTO, he was Director of International Services for Sovereign Pictures Ltd.; European Technical Manager, Columbia Tri-Star Pictures; and UK Technical Manager for Columbia Cannon Warner. Saccone was previously Vice President & General Manager for GDMX, Inc. Saccone oversees the Broadcast Operation Center for The WB Television Network, Warner Bros. Entertainment’s domestic syndication operations and The WB+100 Station Group. His team supports implementation of digital distribution of Warner Bros. Entertainment’s content and oversees DVD authoring and encoding for Warner Home Video. Saccone joined Warner Bros. in 1998. Prior to that, he was Director, Studio Operations for CBS, Inc., overseeing all studio operations supporting all CBS production entities. He was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Team-Studio for the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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