James Warner

Executive
A former manager of program acquisition at HBO, Warner moved rapidly up the cable corporate ladder to become vice president of HBO Enterprises. In that capacity, Warner was responsible for worldwide distribution and ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1953 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

other (1)

The Gentle People and the Quiet Land 1970 (Movie)

from photography (Photography)

Biography

A former manager of program acquisition at HBO, Warner moved rapidly up the cable corporate ladder to become vice president of HBO Enterprises. In that capacity, Warner was responsible for worldwide distribution and sales of HBO programming to ancillary markets, negotiated domestic and foreign co-production agreements and oversaw marketing of both "Selectiones en Espanol" (selected videos in Spanish) and the library of Time-Life Films. In 1989 he moved to CBS as president of CBS Enterprises, a division of the CBS/Broadcast Group created to govern CBS Broadcast International, CBS Video and other distribution arms of the company. In April 1995, Warner was named president of CBS Television Network which entailed overseeing such areas as CBS Affiliate Relations, CBS Network Sales and CBS Advertising, Marketing and Promotion, as well as overall responsibility for CBS Enterprises. With the departure of Peter Lund in May 1997, however, the network restructured its executive levels and Warner's position was effectively eliminated in August of that year. He agreed to remain with the network for several months in an effort to oversee a smooth transition of power as Leslie Moonves assumed responsibilities as president, CBS Television. By January 1998, however, he had found a new position, as president of Primedia Magazine Group, overseeing such publications as SEVENTEEN and SOAP OPERA DIGEST. Warner moved on to run Third Floor Enterprises, a digital consulting firm that created Internet strategies for clients like fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. In January 2000, he was hired as president of iballs, a digital marketing company.

Relationships

Priscilla Warner

Wife
married on August 30, 1981

Jackson Warner

Son
born 1990

Maxwell Warner

Son
born c. 1986

Steve Warner

Brother
younger worked at CBS in developing summer programming

EDUCATION

Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1980

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1975

Milestones

2000

Joined iballs, a subsidiary of Avenue A

1998

Named president of Primedia Magazine Group

1997

Left CBS in August when his position was eliminated in a restructuring

1995

Named president CBS Television Network in April

1989

Moved to CBS as president of CBS Enterprises

1986

Served as vice president, HBO Enterprises

1983

Became executive director of HBO International

1983

Promoted to director; held position for six months

1982

Named manager, HBO Enterprises

1981

Moved to HBO as manager, program acquisition, for the Cinemax pay-television service

1976

Worked as assistant buyer for Macy's in San Francisco

Left Primedia and ran Third Floor Enterprises, a digital consulting firm

Became manager of program acquisition for Time Life Video

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