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Warner Bros Communications Veteran Jack Horner Moves to Skydance

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Communications veteran Jack Horner is leaving Warner Bros. to serve as the senior VP of corporate communications and publicity at Skydance Media.

The company announced on Tuesday that it tapped Horner for the role.

Horner handled media relations and strategy for Warner Bros as vice president of the studio’s worldwide corporate communications. Prior to that role, he served as chief spokesman and media strategist for Warner Bros. Pictures for more than five years.

Horner turned his focus to broader communications and strategy at Warner Bros. under Dee Dee Myers and Paul McGuire after the studio hired Candice McDonough as senior vice president of theatrical communications.

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In his new role at Skydance, Horner is responsible for devising and implementing the communications strategies and overseeing domestic and international public relations efforts on behalf of Skydance and its properties.

“Jack’s
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Skydance Media Taps Warner Bros Veteran Jack Horner As Svp Corporate Communications & Publicity

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Exclusive: Skydance said today that Jack Horner has been named Svp Corporate Communications and Publicity. In the new role, he will be responsible for devising and implementing the communications strategies and overseeing domestic and international public relations efforts on behalf of Skydance Media and its properties.

Horner joins Skydance from Warner Bros Entertainment, where he most recently handled media relations and strategy for the studio as VP Worldwide Corporate Communications. Prior to that, he served as chief spokesman and media strategist for Warner Bros Pictures for close to six years.

“Jack’s vast experience in corporate communications and trade publicity along with his strong media relationships make him the ideal executive to lead Skydance Media’s public relations efforts and we’re excited to welcome him to our team,” said Anne Globe, Skydance chief marketing officer. “Jack will play a pivotal role shaping and communicating our overall growth story and
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Candice McDonough Named Svp of Theatrical Communications at Warner Bros

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Candice McDonough has been named senior vice president of theatrical communications at Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures Chairman Toby Emmerich announced Thursday.

McDonough, who worked with Emmerich at New Line for more than a decade, returns to Warner Bros. after having left in 2015 to serve as Evp of theatrical publicity at Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution.

Shortly after McDonough joined, however, Relativity filed for bankruptcy, at which point McDonough became head of publicity and communications for EuropaCorp U.S.

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“Candice is a smart, strategic communications executive who knows the film business inside and out, has excellent instincts, great media relationships and a proven track record,” said Emmerich. “I’ve known and worked with Candice for more than 15 years, so this is a homecoming of sorts. I’m excited to have her back on the team to provide her expertise and counsel as the Pictures Group continues to navigate the constantly evolving entertainment landscape.”

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McDonough also previously worked at HBO Films and CAA. McDonough will begin on May 25 and report to Emmerich.

On Wednesday, former Warner Bros. Pictures spokesman Jack Horner was promoted to a new post on the Worldwide Corporate Communications Team.

Horner will now focus on broader communications and strategy and will continue to report to Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros. Evp Worldwide Corporate Communications, and Paul McGuire Svp Worldwide Corporate Communications.

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Warner Bros Moves Jack Horner to Corporate Communications Team

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Jack Horner, Warner Bros. VP of Theatrical Communications, who came to the Burbank lot almost six years ago from NewsCorp., has been promoted to a new post on the Worldwide Corporate Communications Team, the studio announced Wednesday.

Horner will focus on broader communications and strategy and will continue to report to Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros. Evp Worldwide Corporate Communications, and Paul McGuire Svp Worldwide Corporate Communications.

Previously before joining Warner bros., Horner has been a public spokesman for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. as its New York-based VP of corporate affairs and communications.

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Myers announced the news internally Wednesday afternoon in a note to the staff. Read the announcement here:

Dear All:

I wanted to share some good news about a change we’re making in the Corporate Communications group.

Jack Horner, who has handled business and trade press for the theatrical group for the last five and a half years, will be refocusing his efforts and now work on broader communications and strategy in support of the entire Studio. With the 24-hour news cycle and new press outlets coming online every day, I’m excited to be able to tap his expertise and extensive media relationships to benefit all of Warner Bros.

This move is reflective of the company’s recent initiative on internal mobility, as well as Jack’s desire to take on new challenges and expand his skill set.

Jack has done a terrific job for the Pictures Group, and I know he’ll bring that same level of commitment and determination to this new role.

Please join me in congratulating Jack.

All best,

Dee Dee

Variety first reported the news.

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Warner Bros’ Jack Horner Upped To Studio’s Worldwide Corp Comm Team

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Warner Bros’ VP Theatrical Communications Jack Horner, who joined the Burbank studio close to six years ago from News Corp, is moving from his role as studio spokesperson with the trade and business press to a new post on the Worldwide Corporate Communications team.

Horner will be reporting to Dee Dee Myers, Warner Bros’ Evp Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, and will work closely with Paul McGuire, Svp Ww Corporate Communications. In his new role, Horner will work on broader communications and strategy in support of the entire studio.

Horner in his previous post oversaw communications on Warners’ production, marketing, distribution, legal and crisis issues. Throughout his tenure, he has managed messaging on three studio regime changes at the studio. Horner was hired under the Jeff Robinov regime in 2012, then operated under a trio that included production chief Greg Silverman, marketing and distribution boss Sue Kroll and then ultimately
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Jack Horner Leaves Warner Bros. Theatrical Team for Corporate Communications Role (Exclusive)

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Jack Horner, who has parried with Hollywood beat writers for five and a half years as chief spokesman for Warner Bros.’s motion picture group, is transitioning to a new role at the studio. The veteran spin-master will focus on broader communications and strategy. He will continue to report to communications chief Dee Dee Myers and will work closely with Paul McGuire, another old corporate communications hand.

The move is part of a larger reorganization of the motion picture group. Newly minted film chief Toby Emmerich has decided to bring in his own communications person. Horner’s replacement has yet to be announced, but is expected to be unveiled shortly.

“This move is reflective of the company’s recent initiative on internal mobility, as well as Jack’s desire to take on new challenges and expand his skill set,” Myers said in an internal email to staff. “Jack has done
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Warner Bros. Pictures PR Chief Jack Horner Moves to Corporate Side

Warner Bros. Pictures chief spokesman Jack Horner is segueing to a corporate communications job at Warner Bros. Entertainment.

In his new gig, Horner will work closely with Warner Bros. Entertainment executive vp Dee Dee Myers, who heads up worldwide corporate communications and public affairs, and Myers' No. 2, Paul McGuire.

Myers revealed the news Wednesday afternoon in a note to staff. Horner's replacement at the film studio hasn't yet been announced.

"Jack Horner, who has handled business and trade press for the theatrical group for the last five and a half years, will be refocusing his efforts ...
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