Warren N. Lieberfarb
|Born||September 28, 1943|
|Alma mater||B.A. University of Pennsylvania|
M.B.A. University of Michigan
Warren N. Lieberfarb (born September 28, 1943) is Chairman of Warren N. Lieberfarb & Associates, LLC (WNLA), a boutique consulting and investment firm based in Los Angeles focused on digital media technology and distribution.
Lieberfarb was born to a Jewish family, the son of a children's clothing manufacturer. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. In 1967, he worked as a financial analyst for Paramount Pictures where he was introduced to the concept of films on a disc and was asked by then president Stanley R. Jaffe to research new home video technologies. In 1973, he took a job as vice president for telecommunications at 20th Century Fox. In 1984, he accepted a job as president of Warner Home Video (WHV), the home entertainment arm of Warner Bros. Entertainment, where he guided the company through nearly two decades of growth. Lieberfarb’s most significant achievement at WHV was his widely acknowledged role as the architect of the DVD. Called “The Father of DVD” by Variety. it was his initial vision that evolved into today’s DVD, the format that revolutionized the home video business model from rental to purchase, driving unprecedented growth in studio home video revenues. In January 2003, James F. Cardwell was appointed his successor at WHV and Lieberfarb founded Warren N. Lieberfarb & Associates, LLC.
Lieberfarb currently serves on the board of directors of Hughes Telematics, Inc. (HUTC.OB). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sirius Satellite Radio and thePlatform (since 2006 a subsidiary of Comcast Interactive Media). He also served on the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees, and served on the Library Board of Overseers and the Undergraduate Advisory Board of The Wharton School. Lieberfarb also served on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute.
- New York Times: "Private Sector; The Would-Be King of the DVD" By James Greenberg November 24, 2002
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- "thePlatform Press Release". July 25, 2005.
- "University of Pennsylvania Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 11,". November 8, 2005.
- "University of Pennsylvania". March 2009.
- "American Film Institute 2004 Annual Report" (PDF).
- West Side Today: "Brentwood residents attend Erasing The Stigma Leadership Awards" June 12, 2015