Warner CTO Darcy Antonellis to leave the studio to head Vubiquity

Triathlete and Warner CTO Darcy Antonellis will leave the studio in January to head Vubiquity, a provider of video services. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / August 24, 2012)

Warner Bros. Entertainment Chief Technology Officer Darcy Antonellis is leaving the studio to head Vubiquity, a provider of video services.

Antonellis, who has been with Warner Bros. for a decade, overseeing strategy for distributing the studio's content online and on portable devices, will assume the new role of chief executive officer of the Sherman Oaks firm on Jan. 2.

Her departure marks the third high-level exit since Kevin Tsujihara took over as chief executive of Warner Bros. Studio. The former head of Warner Bros. Television Group, Bruce Rosenblum, exited in May, and Jeff Robinov, a top film executive at the studio since 2011, departed in June.

Antonellis is a well-regarded technologist, with deep experience in broadcast television, production and distribution. She worked at Fox Television and CBS, and is the recipient of three Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences -- two of which were for technical production of the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympic Games.

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At Warner Bros., she served as president of technical operations and chief technology officer, and was responsible for exploring new ways to securely distribute films. 

In her new post as Vubiquity's chief executive, she will oversee a company that is involved in distributing content across multiple platforms.

"Darcy brings to Vubiquity a proven record of identifying opportunities and driving growth by leveraging the disruptive nature of technology," Vubiquity Chairman Phil Herget said in a statement.

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