Periscope: A Lewis Brisbois Podcast

As audiences around the globe flock to theaters to watch summer blockbusters "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer," it is an exciting time for filmmakers and moviegoers alike. In Episode 5 of Periscope, Steven & Jonathan lead a conversation with Ann Sarnoff, former Chair and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, and President of BBC Studios - Americas. Ann provides key insights on current trends in filmmaking, with studios having to pivot their strategy since the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of streaming as the preferred form of media consumption for many, and the delicate balance of power between tech giants and production companies. The first woman to run the entirety of a major studio, Ann also shares her optimism for increased leadership by women in the media industry moving forward.

During her prolific career in the entertainment industry, Ann has held titles such as COO of the WNBA, Executive Vice President at Nickelodeon, and President at Dow Jones. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at WTA Ventures, Cineworld, and PayPal, and is a Vice Chair at The Shed. Listen to the full episode to see what Ann had to say about the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, the game changing capabilities of artificial intelligence, and "Project Popcorn," Warner Brothers' initiative to release their 2021 roster of films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max to give the industry a much needed adrenaline boost. 

What is Periscope: A Lewis Brisbois Podcast ?

Join our hosts Steven Beer and Jonathan Pink, co-chairs of Lewis Brisbois’ Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice, as they present "Periscope," a collaborative podcast featuring timely discussions with industry leaders and up-and-coming artists. True to the name, "Periscope" is a lens that allows our listeners to peek around the corner at what's new and exciting in the world of entertainment.

Lewis Brisbois’ Entertainment, Media & Sports Practice is a multidisciplinary, full-service team serving individuals and institutions. Our attorneys are highly skilled and experienced in all facets of the entertainment universe, including motion pictures (features and documentaries), television (scripted and non-scripted), intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks), digital media, literary publishing, podcasts, music recording and publishing, live entertainment, digital media, and branded entertainment. Learn more about our capabilities on our website: