Warner Bros. Revamps Movie Distribution Structure, Promotes Jeff Goldstein

Jeff Goldstein_Veronika Kwan Vandenberg_Split - Getty - H 2016
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Veronika Kawn Vandenberg will continue to serve as president of international distribution but will no longer have "worldwide" in her title as she focus on growth initiatives overseas.

Warner Bros. is revamping its distribution leadership structure, promoting Jeff Goldstein to president of domestic distribution and putting him in charge of North America.

For years, Hollywood studios kept their domestic and international distribution teams separate, but in recent years have tried to adopt a more global attitude. When longtime domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman left Warners, the studio named the widely respected Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, who headed up international, president of worldwide distribution.

Now, the studio is undoing that move. Vandenberg's revised title is president of international distribution and growth initiatives, including an enhanced focus on China.

President of worldwide marketing and distribution Sue Kroll made the announcement. Both executives report to her.

Goldstein's previous title was executive vp domestic distribution.

“This strategic realignment will capitalize on our continued domestic and international growth,” said Kroll. “Jeff is an accomplished distribution executive, and this promotion recognizes the many contributions he’s made to Warner Bros. Pictures. Having worked closely with Veronika for many years, it’s clear to me that no one understands the incredibly complex and crucial international marketplace better than she does."

International distribution exec vp Thomas Molter will continue to oversee all aspects of day-to-day activities under Vandenberg, to whom he reports.