MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has promoted Jim Wuthrich to president International Home Video and Digital Distribution. He was earlier senior vice president Digital Distribution.
The announcement was made by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution president Thomas Gewecke and Warner Home Video president Ron Sanders.
Warner Bros. created the Home Entertainment Group in 2005 to bring together the complementary home entertainment businesses under one unified strategy. This newly created position furthers those efforts by bringing closer alignment to the Studio’s packaged goods and digital businesses globally.
Wuthrich will report to both Sanders and Gewecke, working closely with the international territories to identify strategic opportunities for the Home Entertainment Group abroad while implementing the company’s current growth priorities. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution executive vice president international Marc Gareton, Warner Home Video senior vice president international Yves Caillaud and Warner Bros. senior vice president international licensee Chris Dyde will now report to Wuthrich in the consolidated structure with Caillaud overseeing EMEA, Gareton overseeing Asia and Pacific, and Dyde coordinating international licensees.
"Jim has been an integral part of this Company for over 10 years. He is uniquely qualified for this position in that he has a deep understanding of and hands on experience in both our packaged goods and digital businesses," said Sanders.
"In this new position, Jim will continue to play a key role in shaping our international day-and-date VOD strategy, while helping manage our physical and digital growth abroad. He has been a huge asset to us and I look forward to continuing to work with him as our business evolves," said Gewecke.