After 22 Years Diane Nelson Leaves DC Entertainment

Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. consumer products, has officially stepped down. She had been on leave of absence since March to deal with things related to her family and was expected to return at some point, but has now informed Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara that she will not be returning. Here is the official announcement that Tsujihara made to the company:

Diane has been a friend and colleague as well as a valued member of the Warner Bros. family for more than 20 years. Throughout her tenure, her leadership and contributions have helped shape the way the studio operates today, and we’re better for having had her on our team. While we’re sad she’ll be leaving us, we completely respect and support her decision. Whatever her next chapter holds, I know she’ll make it amazing.

It is reported that the structure they’ve been using in her absence will remain intact for the moment. That puts Thomas Gewecke in charge of overseeing the DC executive team that includes Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, and Amit Desai.

Nelson has also released a statement that shows how sad she is to be leaving the team.

Warner Bros. has been my home for over 20 years with a wide variety of incredible professional experiences. The last nine — rebuilding and managing DC Entertainment — have been a particular highlight and privilege. With the support and talents of our staff and creators, I am proud to leave DC even stronger than when I joined it. I will miss everyone —particularly my executive management team — without whom none of our achievements could have been realized. And I am excited to take on my next professional adventure.

There is no doubt that Nelson has had a big impact on Warner Bros. as she helped spearhead the Harry Potter franchise into what we know today. She also helped organize the DC side of things to make a more cohesive partnership between all of the different branches. In addition, she's the one you can all thank for Arrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, and more. I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors and I hope DC and Warner Bros. are able to find someone who can fill the shoes she left behind.

Source: THR

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