Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Reg Harpur is Executive Vice President, International, Warner Bros. Entertainment, serving as the Studio’s senior-most executive with oversight and responsibilities for the company’s international operations.
Harpur works closely with the Studio’s executive management team to further develop and implement opportunities across the company’s global businesses, including those in emerging markets. As part of his responsibilities, Harpur also has ultimate oversight of Warner Bros.’ Amsterdam regional distribution hub and, in turn, the company’s Country Managers who, as cross-divisional executives, head up operations in key international territories.
Prior to his current role, Harpur served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Planning, a post to which he was promoted in December 2014. He joined the company in 1992, and became Senior Vice President and Controller in 1994 where he was responsible for managing, directly and indirectly, Warner Bros.’ worldwide finance and accounting staff of more than 1,000 employees. He was also responsible for the company’s near-term and long-range financial planning, as well as its treasury, tax and financial compliance functions.
Before joining Warner Bros., Harpur was a partner with Ernst & Young, where he served clients of the firm’s Los Angeles area offices and specialized in audit, acquisition and advisory services to the filmed entertainment, recorded music, music publishing and broadcasting industries. During his tenure with E&Y, he assisted Warner Bros. with its acquisition of Lorimar Television and Warner Bros./Warner Communications in its merger with Time Inc.
Harpur was a key member of the AICPA’s Motion Picture Task Force, a seven-member group of industry specialists who convened during 1999-2000 to draft the current U.S. accounting guidance for producers and distributors of film and television product.