Blair Rich, president of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros., is leaving the studio at the end of the year. Rich exited on her own accord, according to insiders, though her departure comes as the company has engaged in multiple layoffs amid a companywide restructuring at WarnerMedia.
“It’s been my greatest honor to spend the first chapter of my career at Warner Bros., but after 23 years it’s time for something new,” Rich said in a statement. “I am grateful to have worked with so many brilliant executives and treasure the astonishing filmmakers and artists who fueled this job with passion in the pursuit of connecting the global audience to their remarkable spectacles and stories. More than anything, leading the most talented marketing team in the business has been the greatest privilege, and I know there is no limit to what they will continue to achieve in the future.”
Rich was appointed head of worldwide marketing for Warner Bros. motion picture group and home entertainment in 2018, leading marketing campaigns for movies including “Wonder Woman,” “Joker” “A Star Is Born” and “Crazy Rich Asians.” Under her tenure, she also worked on “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the “Harry Potter” franchise.
“Blair has had an amazing run during her tenure at Warner Bros. creating and executing a multitude of unique, compelling and award-winning campaigns,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich. “She is a thoughtful leader who is well respected by her staff, peers and filmmakers. Blair has built a great team, and set a standard of excellence which will continue as her legacy here. We understand and are supportive of her desire to expand her horizons and wish her the best in what will undoubtedly be an exciting next phase.”
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