DC Entertainment President Takes a Leave of Absence

DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson will be taking a leave of absence as of April 2nd.

Nelson is the president of DC and also Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The news was revealed by an internal WB memo. In the memo, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara attributed Nelson’s sabbatical to her wanting to “have immediate and uninterrupted time with her family”. He further elaborated that her leave is temporary and Nelson plans to return.

In the meantime, DC publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee and CCO Geoff Johns will report to Thomas Gewecke. Gewecke is the Warner Bros.’ Chief Digital Officer. The day to day business at DC is expected to remain relatively the same.

Official Memo

Dear Colleagues:

Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has decided to take time off starting Monday, April 2. After 22 years with the company, she wants to recharge, as well as have immediate and uninterrupted time with her family. This is her decision and the entire senior management team and I support this, and will help facilitate it as follows:

– The DC Executive Management team will report to Thomas Gewecke (Chief Digital Officer and EVP, Strategy and Business Development) in the interim

– Pam Lifford will report to me in the interim

Diane continues to be an important member of the Warner Bros. family and has worked on many of our most iconic properties. She has contributed greatly to the company’s successes, and we look forward to her returning to the Studio.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your management team, Thomas or me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support and continued commitment to excellence in everything we do.

Best regards,


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