(Burbank, CA) Toby Tennant has been named to the newly created position of Vice President, EMEA Regional Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, announced today by Andrew Cripps, President, International Theatrical Distribution, WBP, to whom he will report. He will be based in the London office to maximize communication and operational effectiveness with regional partners, both internal and external, and will work across both WB affiliate and Licensee territories.
A respected European theatrical distribution executive, Tennant previously held the position of Vice President, Sales and Distribution EMEA for Walt Disney Company (formerly Twentieth Century Fox International) where he oversaw 42 territories across EMEA.
Tennant will join Warner Bros. March 9, 2020 with a responsibility to optimize theatrical releases, drive theatrical sales strategy and grow opportunities for the upcoming Warner Bros. slate, which includes “Wonder Woman 1984,” Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” and Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.”
Andrew Cripps, President International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures said: “Toby has an impressive track record of driving theatrical distribution sales across EMEA. He will play a key role in the region as we refine our operational efficiencies and distribution strategies to build on our market success. I look forward to working with him as we continue to maximize the Warner Bros. release slate.”
Toby Tennant, Vice President EMEA Regional Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures added: “Warner Bros. has an exciting line-up of films in the pipeline for 2020 and beyond. I very much look forward to joining the team and working with new colleagues across the region as well as with long-standing exhibition partners.”
Tennant joined the Twentieth Century Fox theatrical team in 2000 as a Sales Analyst and worked his way up the roles including Senior Marketing Manager, EMEA Licensee Markets and Director, EMEA Licensees. Tennant holds a BA in Ancient History from the University of Newcastle.