Stuart Ford Hires Michael Rothstein as AGC Distribution President

Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has hired Michael Rothstein as president of worldwide distribution where he will oversee the studio’s worldwide sales and distribution activity. Rothstein was previously president of international sales and distribution at Ford’s IM Global and, before that, president of international sales at the Weinstein Company. Thursday’s news follows the March 12 announcement […]

Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has hired Michael Rothstein as president of worldwide distribution where he will oversee the studio’s worldwide sales and distribution activity. Rothstein was previously president of international sales and distribution at Ford’s IM Global and, before that, president of international sales at the Weinstein Company. Thursday’s news follows the March 12 announcement […]

Atom Tickets Promotes Marketing Chief Allison Checchi to COO

Atom Tickets announced that Allison Checchi, who joined the movie-ticketing startup as chief marketing officer less than a year ago, has been promoted to chief operating officer. Checchi’s move into the COO role comes as Ameesh Paleja exited as CEO of Atom Tickets to join Lionsgate’s Starz as chief technology officer. Atom Tickets recently landed $60 million in funding, led by […]

Atom Tickets announced that Allison Checchi, who joined the movie-ticketing startup as chief marketing officer less than a year ago, has been promoted to chief operating officer. Checchi’s move into the COO role comes as Ameesh Paleja exited as CEO of Atom Tickets to join Lionsgate’s Starz as chief technology officer. Atom Tickets recently landed $60 million in funding, led by […]

Starz Hires Atom Tickets CEO Ameesh Paleja as Chief Technology Officer

Ameesh Paleja is departing as CEO of Lionsgate-backed Atom Tickets, the social-movie ticketing startup he co-founded, to join Lionsgate’s Starz as chief technology officer. In the newly created CTO role at Starz, Paleja will report directly to Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch and will be based in the company’s Englewood, Colo., office. Paleja served as CEO […]

Ameesh Paleja is departing as CEO of Lionsgate-backed Atom Tickets, the social-movie ticketing startup he co-founded, to join Lionsgate’s Starz as chief technology officer. In the newly created CTO role at Starz, Paleja will report directly to Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch and will be based in the company’s Englewood, Colo., office. Paleja served as CEO […]

Machinima Taps Former CBS Interactive Exec Steve Reed as VP Brand Partnerships

Machinima, Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ gamer-fan entertainment network, has hired digital-sales veteran Steve Reed as VP of brand partnerships. Reed reports to Machinima SVP and GM Russell Arons. In the new role, Reed will be responsible for building out and managing Machinima’s brand-facing sales force and strategic ad-sales planning. “Steve comes to Machinima with a […]

Machinima, Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ gamer-fan entertainment network, has hired digital-sales veteran Steve Reed as VP of brand partnerships. Reed reports to Machinima SVP and GM Russell Arons. In the new role, Reed will be responsible for building out and managing Machinima’s brand-facing sales force and strategic ad-sales planning. “Steve comes to Machinima with a […]

Facebook Hires Pinterest Exec Mike Bidgoli to Lead Watch Video Product Team

Facebook’s Watch has a new product leader: Mike Bidgoli, previously advertising product lead at photo-sharing service Pinterest. At Facebook, Bidgoli has been named head of product for Facebook Watch, the social giant’s new platform for episodic shows and live programming. Part of Facebook’s philosophy with Watch is to foster content that will engender new community […]

Facebook’s Watch has a new product leader: Mike Bidgoli, previously advertising product lead at photo-sharing service Pinterest. At Facebook, Bidgoli has been named head of product for Facebook Watch, the social giant’s new platform for episodic shows and live programming. Part of Facebook’s philosophy with Watch is to foster content that will engender new community […]

Facebook Hires BuzzFeed’s Matthew Henick in Media-Partnerships Role

Matthew Henick is exiting his post as head of BuzzFeed’s entertainment studio to join Facebook’s media partnerships team. Facebook has hired Henick as head of content planning and strategy, media partnerships. Henick will report to Nick Grudin, Facebook’s VP of media partnerships, and is relocating from L.A. to the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. […]

Matthew Henick is exiting his post as head of BuzzFeed’s entertainment studio to join Facebook’s media partnerships team. Facebook has hired Henick as head of content planning and strategy, media partnerships. Henick will report to Nick Grudin, Facebook’s VP of media partnerships, and is relocating from L.A. to the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. […]

MGM Promotes Kristin Cotich, Hires Emmy Chang

MGM has promoted Kristin Cotich to executive vice president of worldwide communications and hired veteran publicity exec Emmy Chang. Chairman and CEO Gary Barber said on Thursday, “Kristin has done an incredible job navigating the communications strategies for all of MGM’s properties through our tremendous growth over the past five years. Her tenacity and strength […]

MGM has promoted Kristin Cotich to executive vice president of worldwide communications and hired veteran publicity exec Emmy Chang. Chairman and CEO Gary Barber said on Thursday, “Kristin has done an incredible job navigating the communications strategies for all of MGM’s properties through our tremendous growth over the past five years. Her tenacity and strength […]