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:
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.
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.