40 Under 40 in Home Entertainment, Class of 2021 [Media Play News]

40 Under 40 in Home Entertainment, Class of 2021 [Media Play News]

(Above) (l. to r.) Lionsgate’s Mark Sgriccia, Jeanifer Clarke, Lauren Bixby and Adam Frank


By Media Play Staff

October 25, 2021 | Welcome to Media Play News’ fourth annual 40 Under 40 — our yearly list of rising stars and powerful young executives involved in home entertainment.

With the proliferation of streaming and the transformation of premium video-on-demand (PVOD) from Hollywood dream to COVID-induced reality, home entertainment has never been more popular — or more significant. The home has truly become the hub for entertainment, and the teams that are driving the ongoing evolution of the business are filled with smart, savvy and strategic up-and-comers as well as young leaders who are already in positions of authority and influence.

Read more on Media Play News.


Media Play News, in partnership with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, hosted a festive reception at the Skirball Center Oct. 27 to honor the 40 Under 40, Class of 2021. Sponsored by Lionsgate and Whip Media, the rising stars and young executives mingled with some of the industry’s key leaders.

(Top) Proud honoree Christy Willingham of Xperi (2nd from r.) with Xperi’s Bill Neighbors, DEG’s Amy Jo Smith (2nd from l.) and Xperi’s Loren Nielsen.
(2nd Row Left) Fandango force: (l. to r.) Mark Young; honorees Ed Silla, Michelle Woo and Robbie Giles; and Cameron Douglas.
(2nd Row Right) Xperi’s Bill Neighbors with Warren Liberfab.
(3rd Row Left) Honoree Pete Corona of Netflix.
(3rd Row Right) Honoree Kenesha Luney of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
(Bottom Left) Honoree Susan Agliata of Samsung.
(Bottom Right) A large Whip Media cheering section turned out to celebrate honoree Jeni Hatfield Benhain (c).


For more photos from the reception hosted by DEG and Media Play News to celebrate the Forty Under 40, click here.




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