Jeff Junge Named SVP at WB Home Ent. Group
Created 07/29/2009 - 23:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgJeff Junge has been promoted to SVP, Business Management, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.
In his newly elevated post, Junge will continue to drive mergers and acquisitions for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and unify strategic initiatives across all of the Studio’s home entertainment divisions, which includes Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner Premiere, Advanced Digital Services, Anti-Piracy and Technology Operations.
“Jeff is a tremendous asset to the Studio and has been a key contributor to the success of many of the Company’s major initiatives,” said Tsujihara. “He is a strategic thinker, has exceptional insight into the deal making process and is a tireless worker. Jeff’s expertise will be critical as we continue to expand our business and explore new opportunities.”
Prior to this promotion, Junge served as Vice President, Business Management, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, overseeing the integration of multiple strategic business initiatives across Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and other home entertainment divisions. His recent accomplishments include leading the acquisition of Midway Games’ development studios and intellectual property catalog. As a result of the Midway acquisition, which includes the MORTAL KOMBAT and SPYHUNTER franchises, Warner Bros. now has access to a greatly expanded catalog of valuable intellectual properties that can be developed and re-released on new games and digital platforms, adapted for film or TV, leveraged for consumer products, or licensed to third parties. He also helped facilitate the Company’s recent investment in the videogame on demand service, OnLive, which plans to launch this fall. Prior to that, Junge guided the Studio’s acquisition of TT Games, the independent video game developer and publisher responsible for the hugely successful LEGO-based games.
Junge has been an integral member of the executive management team since joining the Studio in 2000. Before moving to the Home Entertainment Group, he served as Vice President, Corporate Business Development and Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment. Junge earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, received his J.D. from UCLA Law School and his MBA in Finance from The Anderson School at UCLA.