Cinedigm has appointed Paul Gardner to the newly created position of managing director Canada for Cinedigm Entertainment Group.
Gardner will transition from his consulting role effective immediately. Gardner will oversee all Cinedigm Entertainment Group Canadian distribution activities including the company's DVD distribution deal with Universal Home Entertainment Canada. He will report to Cinedigm Entertainment Group president Bill Sondheim.
"Paul is a results-driven executive with over 25 years in film distribution in both the United States and Canada,” says Sondheim. “We are delighted that he will now move in house to manage and guide our theatrical, DVD, VOD, SVOD, Digital and broadcast business in the territory."
Gardner has previously held senior management positions at Cineplex Entertainment, Artisan Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment. The new distribution structure is designed to improve placement and interaction with all existing and emerging Canadian distribution channels.