Google/YouTube’s Jonathan Zepp Elected Chair of EMA

Fandango’s Cameron Douglas, PlayStation Video’s Suyin Lim, and comScore’s Marty Graham Also Elected as Officers

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Jonathan Zepp, Google/YouTube

ENCINO, CA (July 20, 2017) … Jonathan Zepp, head of Google Play Movies/TV Partnerships & YouTube Content Partnerships, Americas, has been elected chairman of the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), the national trade association for the home entertainment industry. Zepp replaces Marty Graham, Senior Vice President – TV Operations, comScore, who served as chairman the past three years.

Joining Zepp as officers are:

  • Vice chairman – Cameron Douglas, Vice President – Content for Fandango’s OTT service, FandangoNOW
  • Secretary – Marty Graham, Senior Vice President – TV Operations, comScore
  • Treasurer – Suyin Lim, Senior Director – Global Content Acquisition, PlayStation Video

Michele Edelman, Executive Vice President – Marketing & Content Strategy, VUBIQUITY, and past EMA chairman Bob Geistman, Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Ingram Entertainment, will also serve on the association’s Executive Committee as at-large members.

New directors joining the Board of Directors this year are:

  • Amit Balan, Head of Marketing, VUDU
  • Steve Harkins, Vice President & General Manager, Baker & Taylor

Returning members of the Board are:

  • Richard Barry, Executive Vice President /Chief Marketing Officer, Toys “R” Us
  • Aaron Cherveny, Senior Buyer – Video Games, Target
  • Lori Flynn, Vice President – Content, Redbox Automated Retail
  • Javier Larrinaga, Group Manager, Microsoft Movies & TV Media Services
  • Bill Miller, Vice President & Divisional Merchandise Manager – DVD, Blu-ray, and Games, Trans World Entertainment
  • Jason Peterson, CEO, ContentBridge Systems
  • Mark Vrieling, CEO, ScreenPlay Entertainment

“The companies on EMA’s Board of Directors reflect the variety of delivery mechanisms and business models in our vibrant industry,” said Mark Fisher, EMA President and CEO. “Each Director brings an important perspective, and their wealth of experience will benefit the membership as EMA continues to be the forum for the home entertainment industry.”

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $35 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 35,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 45,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).

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