Susan Rovner, Brett Paul Named Presidents of Warner Bros. Television

Variety | 5/22/2019 | Elaine Low
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Longtime television executives Susan Rovner and Brett Paul have been tapped to become presidents of Warner Bros. Television, ascending from their most recent roles as executive VPs of the studio.

This means that they will continue to do double duty, simultaneously serving as presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television, roles they have occupied since 2014. In their new dual positions, they will now manage all scripted TV programming developed and produced by the studio, which currently includes more than 60 original series across both WBTV and WHSTV.

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Both Rovner and Paul will continue to report to Warner Bros. Television Group president and chief content officer Peter Roth, who called them “fundamental” to the success of WBTVG.

“Through a combination of great passion to discover new material, a world-class collaborative spirit, insightful guidance and a restless vision for the future, Susan has been instrumental in creating an environment that allows these generational talents to flourish,” said Roth in a release. “As the division’s top negotiator and advisor, Brett’s thoughtful counsel, creative approach to dealmaking, and expansive view of the television landscape has been instrumental to ensuring that Warner Bros. is well positioned for sustained growth and success over the next 20 years, during a time of great opportunity in our industry.”

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Rovner’s new responsibilities include creative affairs at WBTV, where she will continue to oversee its drama and comedy development teams, and WHSTV, where she will continue to lead its programming staff.

“I am truly honored and unbelievably excited to have the opportunity to lead the outstanding team we have here at Warner Bros. Television,” said Rovner, who has had a hand in developing CW’s “Arrow” and “Supernatural,” Fox’s “Gotham,” Hulu’s “Shrill,” Showtime’s “Shameless,” and other series.

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