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Inception Promotes Ex-Image Executives

29 Aug, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Inception Media Group Aug. 29 said it promoted Steven DeMille to CMO from EVP of marketing, and Burgess Wilson to COO from EVP of operations.

DeMille is now responsible for all sales, marketing, product development and customer service for Inception. He oversees a team of sales and marketing staff, and continues to direct all marketing campaigns for content acquired and distributed by Inception Media Group and its recently formed global sales subsidiary, Inception Film Partners.

Wilson now oversees all business operations, technology and financial accounting for the company. Wilson also continues to manage the company’s international digital aggregation efforts.

DeMille and Wilson both previously held similar executive positions at Image Entertainment, reporting to David Borshell, who was president of Image at the time and is now managing partner at Inception.

Image was acquired by RLJ Entertainment in 2012, which is owned by BET founder Robert Johnson.

“Steven and Burgess have both played integral roles in the development and growth of Inception over the past couple of years,” Borshell said. “Their respective areas of expertise are essential as we expand our corporate initiatives and strengthen our position in the industry.”

Separately, Inception Media Group and Inception Film Partners now operate out of the new corporate headquarters in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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