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EMA Gives Leadership Award to Mitch Mallon

26 Sep, 2017

(L-R): Mark Fisher and Mitch Mallon

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) Sept. 26 presented its Industry Leadership Digital Award to Mitch Mallon, a pioneer in the development of the online video industry who continues be a leader in digital distribution of video. The award was presented at EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

“It was Mitch Mallon who in 2007 identified the need for greater industry support for the growth of digital video retailing and suggested that EMA fill that need,” said EMA president and CEO Mark Fisher in presenting the award. “In doing so, Mitch set a new course for EMA that led to the establishment of our digital community, DigitalEMA, a growing membership and an expanded offering of events, activities and collaborative work-projects. Without Mitch’s foresight and leadership, EMA wouldn’t be in the position we are today.”

Mallon has more than a quarter century of experience in music and home entertainment and more than a decade of experience in the digital distribution arena. Mallon began his career with video distributor Ingram Entertainment and subsequently held senior management positions with Rhino Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Ventura Distribution and Image Entertainment.

In 2005, Mallon was a key player in the launch of one of the industry’s first digital content companies, Egami Media, a subsidiary of Image Entertainment.

Mallon founded and currently is CEO of Stadium Media, a worldwide video and audio digital content provider and digital distribution company that operates in more than 20 global markets and licenses content to a number of the world’s leading online video platforms. He also has chaired and co-chaired EMA’s Digital Steering Committee since 2007.

The Industry Leadership Digital Award is given to a company or individual that has made a significant contribution to the industry. Previous recipients are Google’s Content Ops Team, Jason Peterson of ContentBridge Systems, Craig Seidel of Movielabs, and Ellen Goodridge of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

EMA’s Digital Media Pipeline, which began in 2008, brought together approximately 250 digital entertainment content owners, service providers, and retailers to focus on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to consumers.

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