NEWS: Warner Bros. Kids President Tom Ascheim Will Oversee ‘Harry Potter’ and Wizard World Franchise

The entertainment industry has seen a lot of changes over the past year: even Disney has seen a restructuring of its brands that resulted in huge leadership changes.

Hogwarts Castle

Now, Universal seems to be shaking things up a bit with its Harry Potter and the Wizarding World franchise.

According to Deadline, WarnerMedia has announced that Warner Bros’ Young Adult and Classics President Tom Ascheim will now manage the Harry Potter franchise. He will report directly to WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group Chair Ann Sarnoff.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Ascheim will be responsible for the entire Wizarding World franchise, including the theme parks, tours, and theatrical releases, although the Fantastic Beasts movies will still be managed by Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Fantastic Beasts Cast ©Warner Bros.

In addition, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and an upcoming park in Tokyo will continue to be managed by Warner Bros. Worldwide Studio Operations. The Harry Potter video games will continue to be handled by Warner Bros. Games.

©The Making of Harry Potter

Ascheim’s duties will have him working closely with Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, as well as her representatives. He will also be responsible for enhancing and expanding content for the franchise.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

We’ll let you know if any other news comes out of Warner Bros. concerning the Harry Potter franchise!

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