Andy Lewis has been promoted from svp/gm to evp/gm,Warner Bros. Animation. Lewis, who joined Warner Bros. Animation in 1997 in his previous position, will continue to oversee general management of the animation studio, including the day-to-day studio operations, business affairs, finance and administrative matters, as well as his involvement in business planning.
Andys expert management skills and business acumen have been invaluable to our company and have proven integral to our many successful projects, said Sander Schwartz, president, WBA, to whom Lewis reports. During the past few years, with Andys strong leadership, we have expanded Warner Bros. Animations business to include nine current series, a full slate of made-for-video releases and opened a state-of-the-art animation studio in Sherman Oaks. I am confident that Andys continued strategic leadership will help us revitalize our classic franchises, as well as launch original characters in many of Warner Bros. and Time Warners businesses.
Prior to joining Warner Bros. Animation, Lewis served as vp, finance and planning at Buena Vista Television, where he was responsible for the oversight of all business planning and analysis, production finance, physical distribution, administration and operations related to Disneys domestic television distribution. Lewis had served as exec director, finance at Buena Vista since 1989. He previously spent two years in corporate finance at Columbia Pictures Television, after having begun his career at Viacom.