Judson named Warner Bros Animation president


MUMBAI: Lisa Judson has been named president of Warner Bros Animation. she will report directly to Warner Bros. Television Group president Bruce Rosenblum.

In her new post, Judson will be responsible for all aspects of Warner Bros Animation’s development and production activities, as well as hold general oversight of the division’s marketing, business affairs, legal and administrative teams. In addition to heading up production related to traditional animated product for television and promotional use, Judson will also spearhead the division’s broadband and new media/digital efforts.

Further, she will oversee direct-to-consumer animated production (working with Warner Premiere) and work with the company’s consumer products team and other divisions, utilizing classic, contemporary and original characters to build animation brands across multiple platforms while fully maximizing the value of the company’s animation assets.

Judson joins Warner Bros Animation from her post as Senior Vice President, Marketing at AOL, a Time Warner sister company of Warner Bros Entertainment.

As part of a companywide revitalization of the Studio’s animated assets, Judson will collaborate with divisional teams across Warner Bros Entertainment.

Judson will work closely with Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and his senior team to fully maximize and exploit all appropriate consumer product and animation cross promotion opportunities.

Prior to joining Warner, Judson served as Senior Vice President, Marketing, AOL, a post to which she was promoted after joining AOL as Senior Vice President, Programming in 2003.
Before AOL, Judson spent nine years at Nickelodeon, having lastly served as Senior Vice President, Programming and Executive Creative Director, responsible for marketing and programming Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick at Nite.

An ACE Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer, Judson has also held creative and production posts at Fox Television, Lifetime, A&E and CBS/Fox Video.