Published October 31, 2012 12:23
Darcy Antonellis serves as President, Warner Bros. Technical Operations, a post she has held since January 2008. In this role, she influences and directs Warner Bros.' technology strategy and vision to leverage growth and new business opportunities often associated with technology and advancements in media and entertainment innovation.
These areas include new production techniques and formats, such as 3D to the incorporation of socially based experiences into all aspects of content distribution and assets. Antonellis also has oversight of the company's Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations and works closely with Time Warner's Global Public Policy group in Washington, D.C. on a wide array of issues spanning technology and intellectual property, often meeting with senior administration and Cabinet members.
Prior to her current position, Antonellis had the dual role of Executive Vice President, Distribution & Technology Operations and Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment. She joined Warner Bros. in 1998 as Senior Vice President, Distribution Technologies & Operations, where she had oversight of the Company's transition from traditional distribution technologies to advanced digital distribution.
Before joining Warner Bros., Antonellis worked for CBS in a number of lead management roles, including Vice President, Technical and Olympic Operations for CBS Inc. as well as Vice President, Technical Operations in New York and Director, Washington Operations for the CBS News Bureau in Washington, D.C.
A veteran of three Olympics for CBS Sports and a two-time Emmy winner for technical production, she also worked in news, heading up D.C. operations with assignments that included being stationed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War.
A U.S. Patents holder, Antonellis has been honored for work in the field of engineering. She serves on advisory boards of technology companies and universities as well as for the WTA, providing counseling on new media and technology.
Antonellis received a master's degree in finance from Fordham University and honors for work in the field of electrical engineering from her undergraduate alma mater, Temple University. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, she is also a recipient of Broadcasting and Cable's Technology Leadership Award. She was selected to Video Business' Women Elite and named to The Hollywood Reporter's 2010 Digital Power 50 list. She also won the 2011 NAB TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Leadership Award.