Philippe Cardon Leaving Warner Home Video30 Jan, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Philippe Cardon is leaving Warner Home Video, ending a 23-year career with the studio.
The veteran studio executive, who was president of WHV International based in Paris since 2006, made the decision after deciding not to relocate his family to Los Angeles as part of restructuring aimed at realigning Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s home video and digital distribution businesses, according to Ron Sanders, president of WHV.
“I understand his desire to shift his focus at this point in his life,” Sanders said. “He helped build our European office, establish lasting relationships with key retailers, and leaves behind a track record of enormous success.”
Cardon is credited with establishing the studio’s preeminent home video market standing globally. Previously, he was EVP and GM of WHV Europe, Middle East and Africa.
No mention was made of a replacement or whether Warner is relocating European operations to Los Angeles.