Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thursday's Headlines - DC President Leaves

DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson has officially left her position - and the company. Nelson, who also served as Warner Bros. Consumer Products' President, took a leave of absence on April 2 due to pressing family issues, but a memo from Warner Bros. Chairman/CEO Kevin Tsujihara (via Deadline) has stated that she is officially no longer with the company.

"Dear Colleagues:

"I wanted to let you know that Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, who took a leave of absence at the end of March, has decided to step away from her executive duties here at the Studio. Attached is the press release that will be issued this morning.

"Diane has been a friend and colleague as well as a valued member of the Warner Bros. family for more than 20 years. While we’re sad she’ll be leaving us, we completely respect and support her decision.

As previously announced, the DC Executive Management team will continue to report to Thomas Gewecke in the interim, and Pam Lifford will now report directly to me.

"Please join us in wishing Diane all the best.



Following news of her leave of absence in April, Warner Bros. stated that Warner Bros. Chief Digital Officer and Executive VP of Strategy and Business Development Thomas Gewecke will serve as support for DC's executive management team, which includes: DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee; DC President/Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns; and DC's Executive VP of Business & Marketing Strategy, Direct to Consumer and Global Franchise Management Amit Desai. It has not been announced if that will change, or if a replacement will be found for Nelson's roles at Warner Bros.