Bruce Rosenblum was elected Chairman & CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2011, for the 2012-2013 term.
Regarded as one of today’s most innovative media and entertainment executives, Rosenblum served for 26 years at Warner Bros., the past 14 of which overseeing the entire Warner Bros. portfolio of television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution globally, and broadcasting until leaving the studio in May 2013.
With more than two decades at the Studio, Rosenblum was widely recognized for leading an unparalleled executive team and defining the company’s television business, which consistently contributes half of Warner Bros. Entertainment’s profits year after year. Under his guidance, the Warner Bros. Television Group had been strategically developing new business models for the evolving television landscape and leading the television industry in supporting the growth of on-demand access to programming in a manner that supports broadcast and cable networks. As a result, WBTVG has been a leader in generating new revenue through responsible licensing models with a number of digital partners.
The Warner Bros. Television Group produces some 50 primetime, first-run, cable and animated series. The cornerstone of the Warner Bros. Television Group is Warner Bros. Television, which continues to be the leading supplier to the broadcast networks for 22 out of the last 27 years, supplying to all five of the U.S. broadcast networks. During Rosenblum’s tenure, WBTV’s signature programs included Friends, ER, The West Wing, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest, The Mentalist, The Following and Shameless, among many others.
On the broadcasting front, Rosenblum represented the Television Group as one of the key architects of the deal creating a joint venture with CBS Corporation to form a new broadcast network, The CW, and oversaw the company’s interest in the network.
Rosenblum was named President of the Warner Bros. Television Group in 2005. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president of television at the Studio for six years. Before that, he was senior vice president, television business management, Warner Bros., a position he had held since 1994. Rosenblum came to Warner Bros. as part of Warner Communications’ 1989 acquisition of Lorimar Telepictures as vice president, business affairs. He joined Lorimar in 1986 from Dern, Mason & Floum (now Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka & Finkelstein), where he began his career as an entertainment attorney in 1982.
He received his juris doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.
In addition to serving as the Chairman & CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Rosenblum is on the board of directors of City National Bank, is past president of the Friends of the Los Angeles Free Clinic and is past chairman of the board of trustees for The Buckley School.
Rosenblum and his wife, Ande, have two children, Kimberly and Jonathan.