WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. A Time Warner Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature films to television, home entertainment/DVD, animation, product and brand licensing and interactive entertainment. The company’s vast library, considered one of the best and largest in the world, consists of more than 6,650 feature films, 50,000 television titles and 14,000 animated titles (including over 1,500 classic animated shorts). Warner Bros. Entertainment’s employee population ranges from 5,000 to 15,000 on any given day in North America (depending on the level of television and movie production) and some 2,000 employees overseas. In 2011, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group grossed $4.7 billion at the worldwide box office ($1.83 billion domestic, $2.87 international) with both its domestic and international divisions crossing the billion-dollar mark for an 11th consecutive year, a feat unmatched by any other studio. The Pictures Group has exceeded $4 billion globally for three consecutive years, also a milestone no other studio has ever achieved Warner Home Video was, once again, the industry’s leader, with an overall 21.9 percent marketshare in total DVD and Blu-ray sales. WHV was also the number one home entertainment studio internationally in 2011. The companies comprising the Warner Bros. Television Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group remain category leaders, working across all platforms and outlets, and are trendsetters in the digital realm with video-on-demand (transaction and ad-supported), branded channels, original content, anti-piracy technology and broadband and wireless destinations. The Warner Bros. Pictures Group brings together the Studio’s motion picture production, marketing and distribution operations into a single entity. The Group, which includes Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures International, was formed to streamline the Studio’s film production process and bring those businesses’ organizational structures in line with Warner Bros.’ television and home entertainment operations. Warner Bros. Pictures produces and distributes a wide-ranging slate of some 18-22 films each year, employing a business paradigm that mitigates risk while maximizing productivity and capital. Warner Bros. Pictures either fully finances or co-finances the films it produces and maintains worldwide distribution rights. It also monetizes its distribution and marketing operations by distributing films that are totally financed and produced by third-parties. Among the films on Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2012 slate are the highly anticipated “Wrath of the Titans,” “Dark Shadows,” “Rock of Ages (from New Line Cinema),” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Argo” “The Gangster Squad,” “The Great Gatsby” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (New Line).” Warner Bros. Pictures International is a global leader in the marketing and distribution of feature films, operating offices in more than 30 countries and releasing films in over 120 international territories, either directly to theaters or in conjunction with partner companies and co-ventures. New Line Cinema, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment since 2008, coordinates its development, production, marketing, distribution and business affairs activities with Warner Bros. Pictures to maximize film performance and operating efficiencies. Highlights of New Line’s 2012 release slate, distributed by Warner Bros., include “Journey 2: Mysterious Island,” “Rock of Ages” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” The Warner Bros. Television Group oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting. In the traditional television arena, WBTVG produces primetime and cable (Warner Bros. Television and Warner Horizon Television), first-run syndication (Telepictures Productions) and animated (Warner Bros. Animation) programming, which is distributed worldwide by two category-leading distribution arms/operations (Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution). Among the primetime series produced by divisions of the Warner Bros. Television Group are “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Mentalist,” “Mike & Molly,” “Fringe,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Nikita,” “The Middle,” “Southland,” “The Closer,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Supernatural,” “The Bachelor,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” and many more. Also produced by the company are first-run syndicated programs such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “TMZ” and “Extra,” among others, as well as animated shows “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” and “Young Justice.” WBTVG is an innovative leader in developing new business models for the evolving television landscape, including ad-supported video-on-demand, broadband and wireless, and has digital distribution agreements in place with all of the broadcast networks. Internationally, the Studio is one of the world’s largest distributors of feature films, television programs and animation to the worldwide television marketplace, licensing over 50,000 hours of television programming, including more than 6,650 feature films and over 50 current series, dubbed or subtitled in more than 40 languages, to telecasters and cablecasters in more than 175 countries. WBTVG provides original shortform programming for the broadband and wireless marketplace through its Studio 2.0 digital venture, and its digital media sales unit is devoted specifically to multiplatform domestic advertiser sales for both broadband and wireless. WBTVG continues its strategic expansion into digital production and distribution with the launch of several advertiser-supported entertainment destinations, including TheWB.com, a premium, video-on-demand interactive and personalized network and KidsWB.com, a premium destination built around youth-oriented immersive entertainment. The final component of WBTVG is broadcasting: The CW Television Network, launched (in partnership with CBS) in September 2006 with quality, diverse programming, is targeted to the 18–34 audience. Warner Bros. Animation’s combined classic and contemporary library currently boasts 14,000 animated episodes and shorts which air on domestic broadcast networks, as well as cable networks and in direct-to-video releases around the world. The classic library includes such brands as Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears as well as such beloved characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Taz, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, Batman, Superman, the Flintstones, the Jetsons and Scooby-Doo. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video (Warner Home Video), digital distribution (Warner Bros. Digital Distribution), interactive entertainment/videogames (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), direct-to-consumer production (Warner Premiere), technical operations (Warner Bros. Technical Operations) and anti-piracy (Warner Bros. Anti-Piracy Operations) businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and transactional VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels. It is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles. Warner Home Video has the leading market share with 21.9%. WHV also holds the number one market share position in theatrical new release, theatrical catalog, TV on DVD, family and animation, and VOD. Internationally, WHV is the number one home entertainment studio overall. With more than 3,700 active licensees worldwide, Warner Bros. Consumer Products licenses the rights to names, likenesses and logos for all of the intellectual properties in Warner Bros. Entertainment’s vast film and television library. With a global network of offices and agents in key regions throughout the world, including North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe, WBCP maintains an ongoing commitment to expand and build the power of its core brands’ recognition in the international marketplace through strong and creative merchandising, promotional marketing and retail programs. DC Entertainment’s DC Comics has been in continuous publication for more than 60 years, and is the leading comic book publisher in the industry and the creator of some of the world’s most recognized icons. DC’s characters continue to headline blockbuster feature films, live-action and animated television series, direct-to-video releases, collectors’ books, online entertainment, digital publishing, countless licensing and marketing arrangements and, most recently, graphic novels. DC continues to attract new readers and fans all over the world with its signature characters Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Justice League leading the way. Warner Bros. International Cinemas provides a true state-of-the-art movie experience to audiences in Japan with more than 60 multiplex cinemas. One of the pioneers in multiplex development for the international marketplace, WBIC is continually exploring new markets for expansion. Warner Bros. Entertainment is headquartered at the Warner Bros. Studios lot, 142 acres in Burbank, California, which is considered one of the foremost motion picture and television production and post-production facilities in the world and home to 35 soundstages (including one of the world’s tallest stages, which has an in-ground tank capable of holding more than two million gallons of water). THE GREAT GATSBY Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Caption: CAREY MULLIGAN as Daisy Buchanan and LEONARDO DICAPRIO as Jay Gatsby in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' "THE GREAT GATSBY," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. © 2012 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.
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MAN OF STEEL
ROCK OF AGES Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema's Rock Musical directed by Adam Shankman starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Warner Bros., Legendary pictures directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard.
THE GREAT GATSBY LEONARDO DICAPRIO as Jay Gatsby and CAREY MULLIGAN as Daisy Buchanan in Warner Bros. Pictures' drama "THE GREAT GATSBY," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
CLOUD ATLAS TOM HANKS as Zachry and HALLE BERRY as Meronym in the epic drama "CLOUD ATLAS," distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select international territories.
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER NICHOLAS HOULT as Jack in New Line Cinema's and Legendary Pictures' action adventure "JACK THE GIANT KILLER," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Writer/Director/ Producer PETER JACKSON on the set of New Line Cinema's and MGM's fantasy adventure "THE HOBBIT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
THE GANGSTER SQUAD JOSH BROLIN as Sgt. John O'Mara in Warner Bros. Pictures' drama "THE GANGSTER SQUAD," A Warner Bros. Pictures release.
MAN OF STEEL HENRY CAVILL as Superman in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action adventure "MAN OF STEEL," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
THE CAMPAIGN Everyman Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures' Comedy directed by Jay Roach starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
THE GANGSTER SQUAD
ARGO A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures in association with GK Films directed by Ben Affleck starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston.
ALL YOU NEDD IS KILL TOM CRUISE stars as Bill Cage, who must relive the same brutal battle against an unrelenting alien race in the epic sci-fi thriller "ALL YOU NEED IS KILL," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Doug Liman is directing the film, which also stars Emily Blunt. Slated to open on March 14, 2014, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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PACIFIC RIM CHARLIE HUNNAM as Raleigh Beckett and RINKO KIKUCHI as Mako Mori in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' epic sci-fi action adventure "PACIFIC RIM," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
THE CONJURING VERA FARMIGA as Lorraine Warren in New Line Cinema's supernatural thriller "THE CONJURING," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
WE'RE THE MILLERS EMMA ROBERTS as Casey, JENNIFER ANISTON as Rose and JASON SUDEIKIS as David Burke in New Line Cinema's action comedy "WE'RE THE MILLERS," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Malpaso Production directed by Robert Lorenz starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY New Line Cinema's, MGM's Fantasy Adventure directed by Peter Jackson starring Martin Freeman.
THE GANGSTER SQUAD Langley Park Productions, Lin Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures' Drama directed by Ruben Fleischer starring Josh Brolin, Sean Penn.
CLOUD ATLAS Cloud Atlas Productions' Epic Drama directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG MARTIN FREEMAN as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in New Line Cinema's and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's fantasy adventure "THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER