Imax elects EOne founder Darren Throop, president, Steve Pamon, director – fitshopee

Imax announced Tuesday that it has appointed Darren Throop, longtime board member, founder and CEO of Entertainment One, as chairman of the board.

Shareholders attending the company’s annual meeting also elected Steve Pamon, former COO of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, to join as director, both appointments are effective immediately.

“Darren has been a strong and influential leader on the Imax board, building his distinguished career building eOne into a global content force from the ground up,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of Imax. “Darren’s expertise in maximizing the value of global brands, scaling businesses and navigating the evolving content landscape will continue to be instrumental in our growth strategy. “

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Throop replaces Bradley Wechsler, who co-founded Imax with Gelfond and has just retired after 30 years.

Director of Imax since 2015, Throop founded and has served as President and CEO of eOne since 2003. Most recently, he organized the $ 3.8 billion sale of eOne to Hasbro in 2019. Prior to founding eOne, Throop was CEO of music distributor Records on Wheels. and earlier was the owner of Urban Sound Exchange.

Throop will continue to serve on the Compensation Committee of Imax.

At Parkwood Entertainment, Pamon was the architect of the hit “On the Run” tour and won a Grammy for “Homecoming” and a Peabody Award for the visual album “Lemonade” as executive producer. He previously held executive positions at JPMorgan Chase, the NFL and HBO.

Pamon also serves on the boards of directors of World Wresting Entertainment and the New York Road Runners nonprofit and is a founding member of the advisory board of the ‘Launch with GS’ fund, the $ 500 million investment fund. of Goldman Sachs which aims to increase access to capital and connections for diverse entrepreneurs.

Gelfond said “Pamon’s expertise at the intersection of entertainment, technology and consumer experiences will be important to Imax as we seek to grow and create new opportunities for our global brand.”

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