Saksa, Baker, Brown to oversee New Line titles
Warner Home Video has promoted a trio of execs who are gaining oversight of New Line product as part of the company’s integration into the larger studio.All three have been elevated to exec VP and general manager of their respective North America units and report to Mark Horak, prexy of Warner Home Video for the region. Mike Saksa will now oversee all the studio’s new release titles, including New Line titles and direct-to-disc product from its Warner Premiere division. Prior to heading the new release unit, he was VP of U.S. marketing; he joined the studio’s homevid division in 1995. Jeff Baker, head of theatrical catalog, will add oversight of New Line’s library to his duties. He has headed the theatrical catalog unit since 2005 and previously was senior VP of U.S. marketing for the division. Jeff Brown will oversee expanded nontheatrical franchise product under his promotion. He has headed that unit, which includes TV product from various Warner-affiliated units and outside properties from the BBC and National Geographic, since 2005. He has held a number of posts in the division since 1996; he relocated to the U.S. in 2004 to serve as senior VP of worldwide marketing.