DEG Elects New Board, Officers

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LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2014) – The home entertainment industry’s leading trade association, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) commenced its 18th year with the announcement of its incoming Board of Directors and Officers.

The DEG’s voting member companies elected a new Board of Directors to serve for the 2014-15 fiscal year (August 1 – July 31). New to the Board are Bill Clark of Anchor Bay Entertainment, Martin Sacchi of Microsoft, Ron Schwartz of Lionsgate, Mike Fasulo of Sony Electronics, Man Jit Singh of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Eddie Cunningham of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Dan Cohen of the Walt Disney Studios.

The Officers of the DEG Board were elected to a two-year term and include Ron Sanders of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution who will continue to serve as Chair, Mike Dunn of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment who will continue to serve as Vice Chair, and Sofia Chang of HBO Home Entertainment who will start her first term as Chief Financial Officer. They are responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the DEG’s agenda, which has a full slate of programs and activities aimed at growing the home entertainment industry.

“We welcome our recently elected DEG Board of Directors to serve a new term” said Amy Jo Smith, President, DEG. “We are delighted that both Ron Sanders and Mike Dunn have been re-elected to serve as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. This underscores the membership’s confidence in their leadership of the DEG.”

Fiscal Year 2014-15

Officers of the Board

Ron Sanders
Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution

Vice Chair
Mike Dunn
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Chief Financial Officer
Sofia Chang
Executive Vice President & General Manager
HBO Home Entertainment

Bill Clark
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Tom McDonough
General Manager of Intel Media Services

Tim Alessi
Director, New Product Development
LG Electronics USA

Ron Schwartz
President & General Manager, Sales and Distribution, Home Entertainment

Martin Sacchi
General Manager, Business Development, Media & Entertainment Group

Gene Kelsey
Vice President, Adventure, Entertainment & Imaging

Dennis Maguire
President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution

Marty Gordon
Vice President
Philips Electronics

Eric Anderson
Vice President, Content Strategies
Samsung Electronics

Mike Fasulo
President and Chief Operating Officer
Sony Electronics

Darren Stupak
Executive Vice President, U.S. Sales & Distribution

Sony Music Entertainment

Man Jit Singh
President, Worldwide

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Ron Smith
Vice President Marketing, Digital Products Division

Toshiba America Information Systems

Jim Belcher
Vice President, Technology & Production
Universal Music Group

Eddie Cunningham
President, Universal Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Dan Cohen
Executive Vice President, Pay TV & Digital Sales
Walt Disney Studios

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is an industry association that advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels on behalf of the motion picture, music, consumer electronics and technology companies.
DEG membership is comprised of: Akamai, Alliance Entertainment, Allied Vaughn, Anchor Bay Entertainment, BBC AMERICA, bitMAX, BluFocus, Cinedigm, Cinram, Content Bridge, Cryptography Research, Deloitte, Deluxe Digital, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, Entertainment One, FilmTrack, Gibson Brands., HBO Home Entertainment, Intel, JVC Disc America, Kaleidescape, Inc., LG Electronics USA, Lionsgate, Mediamorph, Microsoft, MovieLabs, Neustar Media, Nielsen Entertainment, NPD Group, Panasonic, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Philips Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Random Media, Redbox, Rentrak, Rovi, Samsung Electronics, ScreenPlay, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Technicolor, Toshiba America Consumer Products, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Universal Operations Group, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Vubiquity, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
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