Interview with the CEO and Chairman: Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ:CIDM)
Chris McGurk was named Chief Executive Officer of Cinedigm Corp. and was elected Chairman of the company’s board of directors in January 2011. Mr. McGurk has had a long and successful career in the film and television industry. Mr. McGurk was the Founder and CEO of Overture Films from 2006 until 2010 and was also CEO of Anchor Bay Entertainment, which distributed Overture Films’ product to the home entertainment industry. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. McGurk was Vice Chairman of the board and Chief Operating Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. — MGM — acting as the company’s lead operating executive until MGM was sold for approximately $5 billion to a consortium of investors. Mr. McGurk joined MGM from Universal Pictures, where he served in various executive capacities, including President and Chief Operating Officer, from 1996 to 1999. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. McGurk served in several senior executive roles at The Walt Disney Studios, including Studios CFO and President of The Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. Mr. McGurk currently serves as a director of BRE Properties, Inc., and has previously served on the boards of DivX Inc., DIC Entertainment, Pricegrabber.com, LLC and MGM Studios, Inc. Profile
TWST: Please share Cinedigm's growth story, and bring us up-to-date on your current focus.
Mr. McGurk: Cinedigm has been around for more than 10 years. The company