Warner Bros. Shake-Up: International Distribution Chief Veronika Kwan Vandenberg to leave

Nathasha De Alwis

After a three-decade career, Warner Bros. Pictures distribution executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg is leaving the studio.

The move comes as worldwide theatrical distribution president Ron Sanders and worldwide marketing president Blair Rich realign and remake the division and as their boss, Toby Emmerich, puts his stamp on the studio as chairman of the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group.

Kwan Vandenberg will transition to what the studio is calling a “special advisor” to Sanders and will be officially out by year’s end. She worked closely with the former president of worldwide marketing and distribution Sue Kroll, who left the studio earlier this year.

Vandenberg ran international distribution for years before being promoted by Kroll to head of worldwide distribution in 2016. She returned to being in charge of only international last year.

Vandenberg was on hand for the rising importance of the international marketplace. Among her early accomplishments was the simultaneous release of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions in every major country at the same hour around the world.