Josh Berger has been appointed president and managing director of Warner Bros Entertainment Spain, effective December 1.
Berger will combine the management of all of Warner Bros Entertainment’s business activities in Spain with his existing responsibilities as president and managing director of UK and Ireland, a role he has held since 2002.
In a broad role aimed at promoting trans-media opportunities and fostering third party ties, the executive will work closely with the local teams of the various Warner Bros business units in Spain, as well as executives atWarner Bros Pictures International, Warner Home Video, Warner Bros Digital Distribution, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, Warner Bros International Television Distribution, and Warner Bros Consumer Products.
Berger reports through Warner Bros executive vice-president of international Richard Fox to chairman and CEO Barry Meyer and president and COO Alan Horn.
The 20-year Warner Bros veteran was managing director for Warner Bros International Television Distribution in Spain and Portugal in the mid 1990s, during which time he spearheaded landmark deals with Spanish media giants Sogecable and Radio Television Espanola, among others.
“Josh is particularly well placed to take on this new role,” Meyer said. “He established the country management role seven years ago with such success that we now have a country manager in six major international territories. This expanded position is recognition of his achievements in the UK and his in-depth knowledge and experience of the enormously important Spanish market.”