Frank swaps ESPN for Warner Bros

ESPN’s EMEA managing director Lynne Frank is swapping her UK-based role at the sports broadcaster for an LA-based international marketing role at Warner Bros.

Frank will leave Disney’s ESPN in September. Her departure was announced in April, but it was not known where she would move next. As executive vice-president, international marketing at Warner Bros, Frank will oversee the studio’s international marketing efforts. In the newly-created role, Frank will report to Warner Bros Pictures’ president, worldwide marketing, Sue Kroll.

During her time at ESPN, Frank has snagged selected English Premier League soccer rights, and launched the live ESPN channel in the UK. The sports broadcaster has still not appointed a direct replacement, with Russell Wolff, managing director, ESPN International, having greater oversight until that appointment is made. Prior to ESPN Frank was at Turner Broadcast Systems in the UK.