In taking the reins of Warner Bros., one of Kevin Tsujihara's first tasks will be returning calm to a studio that has been racked by divisions and infighting.
Although Warner was Hollywood's No. 1 supplier of television shows, No. 1 in the home video market and No. 2 at the box office last year, the rivalry between Tsujihara and two other executives for the top job created tensions on the studio's Burbank lot and uncertainty among its partners throughout the entertainment industry.
On Monday, as word spread that Tsujihara had been named chief executive, many in Hollywood immediately began asking what his appointment would mean for the two rivals: Television Group President Bruce Rosenblum and Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov.