×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

STX Taps Discovery’s Andrew Warren as Chief Financial Officer

Robert Simonds, Chairman and CEO of STX Entertainment, has appointed former Discovery Communications exec Andrew Warren as Chief Financial Officer.

Warren will be the principle executive in charge of all fiscal functions and strategy of the company. He will join the corporation on April 3 at its Burbank headquarters.

Warren left Discovery, where he served as Senior Executive VP and CFO, at the end of 2016. In addition to serving on Discovery’s executive committee and contributing to the overall strategic direction of Discovery, he oversaw the company’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network joint venture. Previously, he was CFO of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and held senior executive positions at General Electric, where he led all finance activities at the NBC Network, Studios, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, SciFi and Bravo.

Warren is replacing Rich Sullivan, who last week was named chief operating officer of STXdigital.

“With Andy, we add another level of excellence, integrity and gravitas to our world-class team,” said Simonds. “Andy’s reputation as a stellar leader, thinker and strategist is well documented and well deserved, and we look forward to benefitting from his experience and judgment as we invest in and expand our operations, make strategic acquisitions, grow our international footprint and shape the future of entertainment.”

STX has a mixed record in the movie business since it launched in 2014 with a strong performances by “Bad Moms” and “The Boy” and disappointing results from “The Space Between Us” and “Free State of Jones.” It has funding from Chinese investors, including Hony Capital, social media giant Tencent, PCCW and Huayi Brothers Media.

Simonds told the South China Morning Post in November that STX was poised to open an office in Hong Kong and that the special administrative region of China was also his favored location for an IPO.

Warren said Monday, “I have been fortunate in my career to have worked with some of the best companies and business leaders in the world and this opportunity at STX is exactly what I wanted to pursue next. Bob and his exceptional team are revolutionizing global media and I look forward to joining them to make STX a high-growth, world-class  company, and the envy of the industry.”

More Film

  • Henry Ian Cusick

    'Lost' Star Henry Ian Cusick Signs With Buchwald (EXCLUSIVE)

    Henry Ian Cusick, best known for playing Desmond on the hit ABC series “Lost,” is signing with talent agency Buchwald for representation. Cusick also starred in the CW sci-fi/drama “The 100” and was most recently seen in the Fox series “The Passage.” His other notable television credits include “Scandal,” “24,” “Fringe,” “The Mentalist,” “Body of [...]

  • Invisible Life Brazilian Cinema

    Brazil's 'Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão' Wins Cannes Un Certain Regard Award

    Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz emerged triumphant in tonight’s Un Certain Regard awards, as Nadine Labaki’s jury named his period melodrama “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão” the best film in the program. Full story to come. List of winners: Un Certain Regard Prize: “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão,” Karim Aïnouz Jury Prize: “Fire Will [...]

  • Dan the Automator

    Heeding the Call of Olivia Wilde, Dan the Automator Scores 'Booksmart'

    Dan The Automator, aka Daniel Nakamura, knows a thing or two about setting a mood. The Bay Area-based producer has worked on projects such as Gorillaz’s debut album, Handsome Boy Modeling School (with Prince Paul) and multiple projects with rapper Kool Keith. Now, Nakamura has set his sights on film scoring, and will make his [...]

  • It Must Be Heaven

    Cannes Film Review: 'It Must Be Heaven'

    Continuing to chart his own path in a Palestinian film landscape generally perceived as monolithic, Elia Suleiman turns his delightfully absurdist, unfailingly generous gaze beyond the physical homeland, where parallels and dissonance abound. By now Suleiman’s distinctive style is not just well-known but eagerly anticipated, his wide-eyed, expressive face forever compared with Buster Keaton as [...]

  • 'Sibyl' Review: Justine Triet's Witty, Slinky

    Cannes Film Review: 'Sibyl'

    How often do we see a movie psychotherapist who’s actually good at their job? Genre film is peppered with on-screen couch doctors whose unorthodox methods or blatant non-professionalism keep the story rolling, whether they’re falling in love with clients or going steadily mad themselves. Played with smart, subtle verve by Virginie Efira, the title character [...]

  • Akira

    Taika Waititi's 'Akira' to Face Off Against 'John Wick 4' in 2021

    Warner Bros. has dated its live-action “Akira” movie, directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, for May 21, 2021, when it will face off against “John Wick 4.” The studio announced the date on Friday, two days after pushing the release of “DC Super Pets” back a year, avoiding opening against “John Wick [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content