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DEG Names New Board, Members

7/19/2010 12:01:00 AM Eastern

LOS ANGELES —Digital Entertainment
Group (DEG) has named a new
board of directors and welcomed in a
number of new company members.

The new board is to serve for
the coming fiscal year (Aug. 1
- July 31). Lori MacPherson of
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
joins the DEG board.
She replaces Disney’s Bob Chapek
who has left the board.

Four of the five-member executive
committee were re-elected,
as David Bishop, president, worldwide
home entertainment, Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment, was named the
new VP. Ron Sanders was re-elected
president; Craig Kornblau was reelected
VP; Mike Dunn was re-elected
secretary; and Eisuke Tsuyuzaki was
re-elected chief financial officer. The
officers will serve a two-year term.

New member companies named to
the board are Summit Entertainment,
represented by Stephen Nickerson, and
Universal Music Group, represented by
Jim Belcher.

During the upcoming fiscal year, the
DEG said it will continue its efforts in
support of home entertainment products,
including Blu-ray Disc, home 3D
and digital delivery.

Eight new member companies have
been added to the group, including
A&E Television Networks, Amazon.
com, IMAX Corporation, RealD,
Samsung Electronics, SRS Labs, Testronics
and Verance.

The new DEG executive committee includes
the following: Ron Sanders (Warner
Home Video president), president;
David Bishop (Sony Pictures Home
Entertainment Worldwide president),
VP; Craig Kornblau (Universal Studios
Home Entertainment president), VP;
Mike Dunn, (20th Century Fox Home
Entertainment president), secretary; and
Eisuke Tsuyuzaki (Panasonic chief technology
officer), chief financial officer.

Board members include Henry Mc-
Gee, HBO Home Entertainment president;
Tim Alessi, LG Electronics product
development director; Steve Beeks,
Lionsgate president; Eric Doctorow,
MGM Home Entertainment Worldwide
general manager; Blair Westlake,
Microsoft media and entertainment
group corporate VP; Dennis Maguire,
Paramount Home Entertainment
Worldwide president; Marty Gordon,
Philips Electronics VP; Andy Parsons,
Pioneer Electronics corporate communications
and new product planning senior
VP; Leslie Cohen, Sony Music Entertainment
senior VP; Chris Fawcett,
Sony Electronics home division TV
business unit VP; Stephen Nickerson,
Summit Entertainment home entertainment
president; Jodi Sally, Toshiba
America Consumer Products VP;
Jim Belcher, Universal Music Group
advanced technology and production
VP; and Lori MacPherson, Walt Disney
Studios Home Entertainment executive
VP and general manager.