Andy Lewis has been promoted to exec VP and general manager of Warner Bros. Animation. The former senior VP and general manager has been with the outfit since 1997, and will continue to report directly to Warner Bros. Animation president Sander Schwartz.
In addition to his involvement in business planning, Lewis will continue to oversee general management of the animation studio, including the day-to-day studio operations, business affairs, finance and administrative matters.
Schwartz comments, "During the past few years, with Andy’s strong leadership, we have expanded Warner Bros. Animation’s business to include nine current series and a full slate of made-for-video releases, and opened a state-of-the-art animation studio in Sherman Oaks. I am confident that Andy’s continued strategic leadership will help us revitalize our classic franchises, as well as launch original characters in many of Warner Bros. and Time Warner’s businesses."
Prior to joining Warner Bros. Animation, Lewis served as VP of 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 Disney’s domestic television distribution. Before that, he served as exec director of finance at Buena Vista and spent two years in corporate finance at Columbia Pictures Television.