Einhorn New DEG President25 Jul, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel
New Line Home Entertainment president Stephen Einhorn has been elected president of DEG: the Digital Entertainment Group's board.
Einhorn, a founding board member of the 11-year-old DEG, replaces Bob Chapek, president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, who was named chairman of the executive committee of industry-funded advocacy group.
“We are delighted with the election of Steve Einhorn, who is a respected leader and highly regarded throughout the industry,” said Amy Jo Smith, executive director of the DEG.
Chapek is only the second chairman in the DEG's history. The board retired the position following the death of Emiel Petrone in 2004.
It later reinstated the chairman position on the executive committee.
“During Bob's tenure as president, he led the association to unprecedented heights,” Smith said. “Bob's election as chairman provides the DEG with a strong voice to compliment Steve. Together they will help to take the DEG even further.”
Ron Sanders, president of Warner Home Video, is VP of the DEG. Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment is CFO, and Gene Kelsey, VP, entertainment group with Panasonic Consumer Electronics, is secretary.