Lynne Frank, who in April left her job as ESPN’s European managing director, has been named as executive vice president, international marketing at Warner Bros Pictures.
Frank will be reunited with Sue Kroll, a former colleague at Turner Broadcasting in London, in a role that will take her from London to Warner Bros. Pictures’ worldwide headquarters in Burbank this October. She had earlier cited family reasons for her departure from the UK.
“Working with such great product in such a dynamic marketplace really makes this a dream job. Sue and her group are recognized leaders in motion picture marketing, and I’m looking forward to helping them continue to bring the Studio’s rich and diverse product to audiences around the world,” said Frank.
In the newly created position, Frank will work with Kroll and the international marketing executives to create, innovate and implement the division’s day-to-day strategy development, and business and campaign planning and execution across all international territories.
During her five years at ESPN, Frank managed the development of the business in EMEA, launching ten channels including the dedicated UK version following the acquisition of live Premier League rights. Prior to ESPN, her 12 years at Turner Broadcasting saw her undertake multiple roles including finance director for Turner Pictures and Cartoon Network and executive vice president, European Entertainment Networks, Turner Broadcasting System Europe.