The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) named its new board of directors for the coming fiscal year (Aug. 1 â€“ July 31), while announcing that its chairman, Bob Chapek, was stepping down.
Chapek, who was the groupâ€™s president before being elected as its chairman in 2007, advanced at Disney late last year to become the studioâ€™s distribution president. Lori MacPherson, EVP and GM of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, joins the DEG as Disneyâ€™s board representative.
TWICE notes that four of the DEGâ€™s five-member executive committee were re-elected, with David Bishop of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment joining the committee as VP. Remaining on the executive committee are: Ron Sanders of Warner Home Video, president; Craig Kornblau of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, VP; Mike Dunn of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, secretary; and Eisuke Tsuyuzaki of Panasonic, CFO.
Companies joining the trade group include A&E Television Networks, Amazon.com, IMAX Corp., RealD, Samsung Electronics, SRS Labs, Testronics, and Verance.