Jeffrey Schlesinger (he/him) is currently the Founder and CEO of Former Bros. Media LLC. Founded in January 2022, the company provides strategic advice to a variety of media clients including Canal Plus, Dick Wolf Productions , Archie Comics/Studios, and Genius Brands. He additionally is an investor and advisor to several early stage "entertainment-tech" companies including Vuulr, Meta Media and Open Sesame.
For the prior 8 years Jeff was President of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, overseeing the sale of all films and television programming from Warner Bros., HBO, and Turner Broadcasting to broadcast networks, pay tv services, cable networks, satellite broadcasters, and streaming services around the world. Prior to that position he was President of International Television Distribution at Warner Bros. since 1994. He was at the company for 37 years, joining Telepictures in 1983 and rising through the ranks through 5 successive mergers including Lorimar, Time, Turner, AOL and AT&T. In this last position, he oversaw a global sales organization, as well as 26 production companies in 14 countries acquired under his leadership. He helped create and sat on the Boards of several joint venture pay tv film services including HBO Latin America, HBO Asia, and The Movie Network in Australia. Prior to joining Warner Bros. Jeff worked in the international division of Universal Television, Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street) and as the National Sales Manager for Astral Television in Canada. After graduating from the film school at New York University, he worked as a film editor for independent producers and the long running CBS new program "60 Minutes".