March 19, 2019
WarnerMedia has named an interim management team to run Warner Bros. following the March 19 departure of studio chairman/CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who left following allegations of sexual impropriety with a young actress.
The team consists of Toby Emmerich, chairman of the motion pictures group, Peter Roth, CCO and president of Warner Bros. Television, and CFO Kim Williams, according to Variety, which cited sources familiar with the situation.
The team will run daily operations at the studio while WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey seeks a new studio boss. Media reports have suggested Stacey Snider, outgoing CEO at 20th Century Fox Film Corp., as a possible candidate.
Tsujihara’s exit comes following a second internal investigation into allegations the CEO secured screen roles and auditions for aspiring actress Charlotte Kirk, with whom the married executive had an affair.
Details of the 6-year-old affair — including text messages — were made public by The Hollywood Reported earlier this month.