About

DEG | The Digital Entertainment Group

DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, audio, consumer electronics and IT industries. DEG’s current objectives include:

• Connecting content providers, device manufacturers, distribution platforms, retailers and service providers to help develop and drive revenue of DEG member products and services.
• Providing DEG members with leading-edge knowledge and resources about emerging trends and technologies to prepare for further industry growth.
• Supporting and driving marketing initiatives to increase awareness and encourage adoption, by the public and consuming audience, of emerging home entertainment formats and new distribution models.
• Implementing standards and best practices in the digital supply chain and finance/accounting areas to improve internal and external efficiencies for members.

Our Timeline

Board of Directors

Dan Cohen

Chief Content Licensing Officer
Paramount Global

Chair

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Jonathan Zepp

Media and Entertainment, Global Partnerships
Google

Vice Chair

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Andrea Downing

President
PBS Distribution
Chief Financial Officer

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Rick Hack

Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships 
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Jim Wuthrich

President, Content Distribution
Warner Bros. Discovery

Chair Emeritus

Mark Garner

EVP Content Licensing & Business Development
A+E Networks

Director

Chris Blandy

Global Leader Strategy & Business Development, Media & Entertainment
Amazon Web Services

Director

Rebecca “Bec” Heap

SVP Consumer Products & Propositions
Comcast

Director

Alisa Bowen

EVP Business Operations
Disney Streaming Services

Director

Mark Young

SVP Strategy, Bus & Corp Dev Fandango, VUDU and GM Rotten Tomatoes
Fandango/Vudu

Director

Ron Schwartz

President, Global Distribution
Lionsgate

Director

Andres Alvarez

SVP Digital Distribution – Partner Engagement & Strategy
MGM
Director

Matt Strauss

Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and International
NBCUniversal Streaming Services

Director

Bob Buchi

President, Worldwide Home Media
Paramount Home Entertainment

Director

Sarah Larsen

VP Integrated Marketing
Samsung Electronics

Director

Jason Spivak

EVP Distribution – North America
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Director

Adam Lewinson

Chief Content Officer
Tubi

Director

Michael Bonner

President, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Film Entertainment Group

Director

Bill Neighbors

Chief Content Officer
Xperi Holding Corporation – DTS, HD Radio, TiVo, IMAX
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Director

Robin Tarufelli

Managing Director, Media & Entertainment
Deloitte

Special Advisor

Meet Our Staff

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Amy Jo Smith

President & CEO

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Yellowstone

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Marcy Magiera

Executive Director

marcy@degonline.org

Never Have I Ever

When Harry Met Sally

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Andi Elliott

Director, Sales & Membership Services

andi@degonline.org

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The Godfather

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Jean Levicki

Director, Community & Member Programs

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The Sound of Music

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Bekah Sturm

Senior Project Manager

bekah@degonline.org

Schitt’s Creek

Funny Girl

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Natalie Hyman

Coordinator, Member Services

natalie@degonline.org

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Cayla Newnan

Communications Assistant

cayla@degonline.org

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10 Things I Hate About You

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Ian Fried

General Counsel

DEG Global

In addition to the DEG U.S. association, the group has several sister organizations: DEG Europe, DEG Nordic and DEG Japan.
Each helps maintain open communication and consistent worldwide messaging.