Chris McGurk

Chris McGurk, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Chris McGurk has had a long and successful career in the film and television industry. He joined the company in 2011, leads a team that is transforming the way people interact with great storytelling. McGurk was the founder and CEO of Overture Films from 2006 until 2010 and was also CEO of Anchor Bay Entertainment, which distributed Overture Films’ product to the home entertainment industry. From 1999 to 2005, McGurk was Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM”), acting as the company’s lead operating executive until MGM was sold for approximately $5 billion to a consortium of investors. McGurk joined MGM from Universal Pictures, where he served in various executive capacities from 1996 to 1999, including President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1988 to 1996, McGurk served in several senior executive roles at The Walt Disney Studios, including Studios CFO and President of The Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. McGurk worked at Pepsico Inc. from 1982 to 1988 in various sales, marketing and finance roles including CFO of Pepsi East. From 1978 to 1980 McGurk worked at Price Waterhouse & Co. in Hartford, CT. McGurk recently served on the board of directors of IDW Media Holdings Inc., where he was also Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and has previously served on the boards of BRE Properties, Inc., DivX Inc., DIC Entertainment,, LLC and MGM Studios, Inc.