DEG Elects New Board of Directors for 2017-18

DEG Elects New Board of Directors for 2017-18

LOS ANGELES (September 5, 2017) – DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group today announced its incoming Board of Directors with commencement of its 21st year as the home entertainment industry’s leading trade association.

DEG’s voting member companies elected the new Board of Directors to serve for the 2017-18 fiscal year (August 1 – July 31). New to the Board are Adam Rockmore of Fandango, which is represented on the DEG Board for the first time; Dametra Johnson-Marletti of Microsoft and Christopher Oldre of Walt Disney Studios. Returning to the Board is Phil Goswitz of DIRECTV.

The Officers of the DEG Board are currently entering the second year of a two-year term.

All Officers are responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the DEG’s agenda, aimed at cultivating the home entertainment industry.

“We are pleased with our membership’s participation in electing the Board and enthusiastically welcome new Directors who represent the growth and diversity of distribution in the home entertainment industry,” said Amy Jo Smith, President, DEG. “The Board of Directors creatively strives to produce deliverables that meet the needs of the industry and DEG is grateful for all of the Directors’ commitment and passion.”


Fiscal Year 2017-18

Officers of the Board (Fiscal Years 2016-18)

Mike Dunn
President, Product Strategy and Consumer Business Development
20th Century Fox

Vice Chair
Matt Strauss
Executive Vice President, Xfinity Services
Comcast Cable

Chief Financial Officer
Sofia Chang
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution & Home Entertainment

Mike Fasulo
President and Chief Operating Officer
Sony Electronics

Ron Sanders
Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution

Board Members

Bill Sondheim

Phil Goswitz
Senior Vice President, Video, Space & Communications

Ron Geller
Vice President, Worldwide Content Relations
Dolby Laboratories

Adam Rockmore
Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing and Communications
Fandango, FandangoNOW, & Rotten Tomatoes

Jonathan Zepp
Head of YouTube Content Partnerships, Americas & Google Play Movie and TV Partnerships

Jeffrey Lawrence
General Manager, Senior Executive Director, Global Content Policy, Standards and Content Protection Services

Tim Alessi
Director, New Product Development
LG Electronics

Ron Schwartz
President, Home Entertainment

Dametra Johnson-Marletti
General Manager, Digital Stores Business & Category Management Marketing & Consumer Business

Bob Buchi
President, Worldwide
Paramount Home Media Distribution

Marty Gordon
Vice President

Jim Kiczek
Vice President, Product Marketing for Digital Video and Audio Products
Samsung Electronics

Darren Stupak
Executive Vice President, U.S. Sales and Distribution
Sony Music Entertainment

Jim Belcher
Vice President Technology and Production Global Digital Services
Universal Music Group

Eddie Cunningham
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Christopher Oldre
Executive Vice President, Pay Television, Digital, Canada & International Home Entertainment Distribution
Walt Disney Studios

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The DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, music, consumer electronics and IT industries.

DEG membership is comprised of: Amazon, BBC AMERICA, bitMAX, Broad Green Pictures, Cinedigm Entertainment, Cognizant, Comcast Cable, comScore, Deloitte, Deluxe Digital, DirecTV, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Inc., Ericsson, Fandango, GfK Entertainment, Giant Interactive, GoChip, Google, Great Courses, HBO Home Entertainment, IMAX, Intel, Irdeto, iRiver/Astell&Kern, Lenbrook, LG Electronics USA, Lionsgate, MAI, Mediamorph, MGM, Microsoft, MovieLabs, MQA, Music Watch Inc., My Eye Media, Nielsen Entertainment, NPD Group, The Orchard, Panasonic, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Parrot Analytics, PBS Distribution, Philips Electronics, Pioneer & Onkyo USA, Premiere Digital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Qobuz, Redbox, Samsung Electronics, Screen Engine/ASI, SellThruCo, Sonopress, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment, Technicolor, TiVo, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Universal Operations Group, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, V2Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services, Vubiquity, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and Warner Music Group.