In an exclusive, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products president, Diane Nelson, will be taking a leave of absence from the studio. The Hollywood Reporter received the memo issued by Warner Bros Entertainment CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, and sent to DC and Consumer Products employees which states:

“Dear Colleagues:

Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has decided to take time off starting Monday, April 2. After 22 years with the company, she wants to recharge, as well as have immediate and uninterrupted time with her family. This is her decision and the entire senior management team and I support this, and will help facilitate it as follows:

– The DC Executive Management team will report to Thomas Gewecke (Chief Digital Officer and EVP, Strategy and Business Development) in the interim

– Pam Lifford will report to me in the interim

Diane continues to be an important member of the Warner Bros. family and has worked on many of our most iconic properties. She has contributed greatly to the company’s successes, and we look forward to her returning to the Studio.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your management team, Thomas or me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support and continued commitment to excellence in everything we do.

Best regards,


The Hollywood Reporter cites personal issues as the cause of Nelson’s departure including but not limited to recovery from back surgery. Nelson will exit the company on April 2nd, 2018 with Warner Bros’ Executive VP of Strategy and Business Development and Chief Digital Officer, Thomas Gewecke, stepping in to support DC Entertainment’s executive management.