Former Warner Bros. executive joins Activision Blizzard board of directors

42-year veteran of Batman and Harry Potter studio Barry Meyer elected to Call of Duty and World of Warcraft publisher's board of directors.

Longtime Warner Bros. Entertainment executive Barry Meyer, who previously served as chairman and CEO of the Batman and Harry Potter media giant, has joined Activision Blizzard's board of directors. The Call of Duty and World of Warcraft publisher announced the news this week through an SEC filing.

Meyer, who retired as chairman of Warner Bros. Entertainment at the end of 2013 after more than 40 years with the company, becomes the eighth member of Activision Blizzard's board of directors. He also serves on the board of directors for the Museum of Television & Radio and the Human Rights Watch.

The 69-year-old Meyer has been appointed to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Activision Blizzard board of directors. He will earn a base retainer of $90,000 per year, and an extra $5,500 for his duties on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

In addition to the cash compensation, Meyer gets the option to receive Activision Blizzard common stock. Meyer has a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Under Meyer's guidance, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group in 2012 grossed $4.3 billion at the worldwide box office, with its domestic and international divisions reaching $1 billion for the 12th straight year.

Activision Blizzard also announced this month that COO Thomas Tippl has signed an extended contract that will pay him $1.25 million per year.

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20 comments
faeast91
faeast91

Their ideas will contradicts each other


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bdl1980
bdl1980

They let in another suit that prob does not have much experience with gaming. Movies are totally like game right guys?

Daian
Daian

Another one joins the dark side.

vadagar1
vadagar1

oh look an over payed guy that has no real function in human society, while he lets all the slaves do all the real work....


yepiiii

ghost59
ghost59

maybe we will see some new ips ?

mrindigo15
mrindigo15

Yeah. I am quite curiuos how the new Blizzard movies will be like. Most of the films based around games aren't very well crafted, so I hope Blizzard will break this pattern.


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unreal101
unreal101

And this is relevant to us whyyyy.....


I get that this is technically related to gaming, but finding out which rich old white guy will be making the decision to fund Call of Duty 23 doesn't exactly make my panties moist.

DaSlyOne
DaSlyOne

Yay, a director who sits on a committee that reviews and nominates other directors!  AKA, The Fluffer.

ggregd
ggregd

Lets see how many people have no idea what a director does!

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Don't you mean "whored" of directors?

ecurl143
ecurl143

Awesome wage...........not that this dude needs the cash or anything.

ace-meza
ace-meza

welcome to hell...that poor soul

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

@ghost59               specially Blizzard.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@ghost59 

More likely we will see cutscenes with more pomp in Blizzard-Activision's games instead.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@ggregd

Nothing? Mostly poops and eats and then poops again, almost like a baby. Doesn't cry a lot though. More like a toddler. Ocasionally scribbles on a piece of paper and calls it signature without knowing what he signed? I don't know. Why don't you enlighten us.

ShadowAngel85x
ShadowAngel85x

@Vidpci Doesn't really matter in this case. Craptivision has been horrible for over 10 years now and will continue to be a crap company that releasees boring games and f*cks over developers on a constant basis. Just because they have hired somebody from WB (another not really great company) doesn't change their gameplan. 

ggregd
ggregd

@Vidpci  The Revolution has not yet succeeded. Comrade, you must carry on!