Magazine article Screen International

Warner Bros Japan Names Masami Takahashi President

Magazine article Screen International

Warner Bros Japan Names Masami Takahashi President

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Warner Bros Japan has named Masami Takahashi as its new president. He will assume his position in September.

Takahashi's role as president will include general oversight of all Warner Bros' businesses in Japan including theatrical and television distribution, home entertainment, consumer products, games and local production.

He will work alongside executives in these divisions as well as overseeing divisional management.

Takahashi will also work alongside former Warner Bros Japan president Millard Ochs, who will transition to an advisory role within the company after his 21 months as president.

Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara commented: "Japan is a vital territory for Warner Bros, and Masami is a great choice to help us continue our history of growth and success there. He's well-connected, well-respected and has a track record of creativity and innovation that will take our Japanese operations to the next level.

"I would also like to thank Millard for his great leadership and guidance in implementing our 'one company' philosophy and creating a collaborative synergistic working spirit across Warner Bros. …

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