Kevin Reilly Drops Out Of SXSW For WarnerMedia Sit-Down

Having exited NBCUniversal last fall after a seven-year run, the quickly sought after Greenblatt was named to his newly created gig earlier this month. As part of that chairmanship, Greenblatt was been put in charge of the home of Game of Thrones following the sudden departure in this era of change of HBO CEO Richard Plepler at the end of February.
The meeting with the newly minted chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct to Consumer comes around the same time Reilly was supposed to be on-stage at SXSW and the Austin Convention Center for a keynote interview – and, well, when the boss wants to chat, something has to give, if you know what I mean? The now President TBS, TNT and Chief Creative Officer Turner and Direct-to-Consumer will actually be sitting down with Bob Greenblatt tomorrow, afternoon, I hear.
Tomorrow’s meeting with Greenblatt has some urgency as WarnerMedia CEO CEO John Stankey announced last fall that that the service would be launching in the fourth quarter of 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Reilly has had to cancel a planned South By Southwest appearance set for Friday after the WarnerMedia executive got double booked.
Even before the last legal battles with the Justice Department over AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner were finally over last month, TBS and TNT overlord Reilly was named to his expanded position last December.
At TCA last month, Reilly said that WarnerMedia’s yet unnamed and forthcoming streaming service will bring together its “treasure trove” of 42,000 hours of content from the "crown jewels" of HBO as well as brands such as DC, Looney Tunes, Turner, The CW and CNN, including big ticket series from the past like the currently Netflix housed Friends.
With that, who knows what more shake-ups we may see at WarnerMedia by the time it's all over.” /> SXSW 2019 runs from March 8 – 17 in the Republic of Austin, TX.

Warner Bros. Alum Dale Nelson Joins Law Firm Donaldson + Callif As Partner

Donaldson said in a press release. “Dale’s longevity and expertise in the intellectual property space will be an invaluable asset to our practice,” Partner Michael C. “Her addition underscores our commitment to providing our clients with the top legal talent in the industry.”
will focus on clearance. The former VP and Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Warner Bros.
She is a frequent lecturer on the topic of intellectual property law and serves as Treasurer for the United States Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, as well as on the Copyright Committee of AIPPI-International.” /> stint, Nelson was legal counsel for some of the studio’s most important properties, including Harry Potter, Looney Tunes, Lord of the Rings, and DC Comics properties like Superman and Batman. During her Warner Bros.
“Having known Donaldson + Callif for many years, I’ve always been impressed with the high caliber of the firm’s work and their tremendous impact in the film industry,” Nelson said. “I’m grateful to be joining this talented team and be a part of the independent film industry’s massive growth.”
Dale Nelson, who handled major brands like Harry Potter, Looney Tunes and DC Comics during her time as a legal executive at Warner Bros., has joined entertainment law firm Donaldson + Callif as a partner.
Donaldson + Callif has ramped up its presence across film, TV and digital, working on 30 films that screened at Sundance and two of this year's Best Documentary nominees at the Oscars, Free Solo and Minding the Gap.

Scopely To Bring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck And Other Looney Tunes Characters To Mobile Gaming

Game publisher Scopely has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and scores of other Looney Tunes characters to a new mobile game.
The multiplayer role-playing game seeks to preserve the slapstick comedy and irreverence of the original animated shorts while providing a modern entertainment experience. Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem, due out this fall, allows players to collect their favorite characters, build personalized Toon Towns, and battle it out with animated neighbors in prank-filled combat.
Check out the trailer for the Looney Tunes game, which is available for pre-registration today on Google Play.” />
However, Scopely says it is generating hundreds of millions in revenue, and is profitable. The company isn't public — so it doesn't report its financial results.
Some of its earlier, best-selling titles include Walking Dead: Road to Survival, a role-playing game inspired by AMC's horror series, New YAHTZEE With Buddies, which brings Hasbro's venerable dice game into the digital world, and Wheel of Fortune Free Play, offers a fresh spin to the long-running syndicated game show. Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem is the latest in a line of free mobile games Scopely has developed, drawn from established entertainment properties.
"We have worked really hard to make sure that we maintain the level of humor you would have gotten from the show, and level it up," said Scopely Chief Revenue Officer Tim O'Brien. "We maintain the sense of fun: the dropping anvils, the rolling boulders (and other ACME devices of destruction)."
Earlier backers include such well-known media executives as Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos, Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine and longtime Fox executive Peter Chernin. In June, it closed a Series C funding round of $160 million, led by investment from Hong Kong-based Horizons Ventures and Greenspring Associates.