Volland has led the studio’s international publicity efforts for the past five years and is promoted to evp while Finnegan becomes svp.

“With the growth of the international marketplace over the last several years, Lance and his team have been integral to the success of Warner Bros Pictures overseas,” president of worldwide marketing Sue Kroll said. “He has bolstered our teams around the world with innovative strategies, market savvy and strong leadership. I am delighted to recognise his great work with this promotion.” 

“Désirée has built terrific relationships in the filmmaking community and is a wonderful asset to our international publicity team,” she added. “I’m thrilled to see her growth within the department.”

Volland served as svp since 2007 and joined the studio in 1998 as director of director of international publicity from Rogers & Cowan.

Dublin-born Finnegan joined Warner Bros in 2004 as director of international publicity and prior to that worked in the Irish music industry before relocating to New York to take a post in the Irish government.