DEG Q: Get to Know DEG Board Director Andres Alvarez of MGM

DEG Q: Get to Know DEG Board Director Andres Alvarez of MGM

This interview first appeared in the December 2021 issue of DEG’s ‘Q’ member magazine.
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December 21, 2021 | Andres Alvarez, SVP of Digital Distribution, Partner Engagement & Strategy, at MGM and 2021-22 DEG Board Director joined MGM in January 2020 after managing domestic licensing and accounts at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Prior to Fox, he worked across content licensing and distribution and business development at Google, Dolby, Best Buy and Napster. DEG sat down with Alvarez to hear his thoughts on upcoming developments in the digital entertainment industry and his involvement as a DEG Board Director.

DEG: In your opinion, what’s the most exciting thing happening in digital entertainment creation and delivery right now?
AA: I’m fascinated by the opportunities for storytelling within virtual and augmented reality environments.

DEG: How does this impact your company?
AA:: I think all content publishers will want to figure out how to leverage the unique attributes of these environments to deliver innovative entertainment experiences to the growing number of users who are looking to consume content on these platforms.

DEG: What do you hope to achieve in your tenure on the DEG board?
AA: To help the DEG tackle some of the strategic challenges facing the organization and the industry at the moment, while collaborating with and learning from this amazing group of fellow board members.

DEG: Winter is coming. What are you looking forward to bingeing during the cooler weather?
AA: I’m contemplating a rewatch of either ‘The Wire’ or ‘The Sopranos’.