WarnerMedia’s Jason Kilar Deflects Probe Of Future Plans; Promises Company Will Spend “North” Of $18B On New Content Over Next Year

WarnerMedia’s Jason Kilar Deflects Probe Of Future Plans; Promises Company Will Spend “North” Of $18B On New Content Over Next Year
“I would far prefer this adventure to go on for 10, 20 years, but that’s not the way corporate America works,” outgoing WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar admitted Tuesday.

“The last year and a half have been among the most fulfilling of my professional life,” Kilar, who invoked Hollywood’s wrath with his decision late last year to move all of Warner Bros’ 2021 slate to same-day release on HBO Max, told MSNBC anchor and moderator Stephanie Ruhle at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills.

“I will be running WarnerMedia in Q1,” a tight-smiling Kilar declared later in the sit-down after deflecting constant questions about his future plans. However, the controlled executive allowed a peek into his true state of mind when he was asked by Ruhle at one point whether he was disappointed at the coming end of his WarnerMedia tenure.

“I’m human,” he replied, “so in that context, yes.”

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