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DEG Elects New Board

Los Angeles – The

Digital Entertainment Group (DEG)

off its 15th year by unveiling a new board of directors and steering committee

Also this year,
the new board, which will serve between Aug. 1 and July 31, includes new representation
from Samsung.

The five members
of the DEG steering committee are halfway through their two-year term. The board
recently voted to add a sixth seat to the steering committee, which is now
comprised of a president, three vice presidents, secretary and chief financial

The officers are
responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the DEG’s agenda. The
newly elected VP is Leslie Cohen of Sony Music Entertainment.

During the
upcoming fiscal year, the DEG will continue its educational efforts in support various
new and emerging home entertainment products, including Blu-ray Disc, connected
devices, digital delivery and home 3D.

“We are excited to
enter the DEG’s 15th year with the strength of the new Steering Committee and
Board of Directors behind us,” said Amy Jo Smith, DEG executive director. “We
are looking forward to undertaking our full agenda of ongoing initiatives with
their support.”  

The following are
new elected DEG board members and officers:

2011-2012 board of

Steering committee:
 president, Ron Sanders, Warner Home
Video president; VP, Leslie Cohen, Sony Music Entertainment new products and
services senior VP; VP, David Bishop, Sony Pictures Worldwide Home
Entertainment president; VP, Craig Kornblau, Universal Studios Home
Entertainment president; secretary, Mike Dunn, Twentieth Century Fox Home
Entertainment president; chief financial officer, Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Panasonic,
chief technology officer.

Board members:
Henry McGee HBO Home Entertainment president; Tim Alessi, LG Electronics
product development director; Steve Beeks, Lionsgate president and co-chief
operating officer; 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 new
product planning and corporate communications senior VP; Eric Anderson, Samsung
Electronics content strategies VP; Chris Fawcett, Sony Electronics TV business
unit home division VP; Stephen Nickerson, Summit Entertainment home
entertainment president; Toshiba America Information Systems digital products
division marketing VP, Ron Smith; Jim Belcher, Universal Music Group advanced technology
and production VP; Lori MacPherson, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment executive
VP and general manager.