Erick Opeka - Cinedigm

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Erick Opeka

President, Cinedigm

Erick Opeka brings over 15 years of experience as an executive at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Currently, he is the President of Cinedigm Networks (NASDAQ:CIDM), where he oversees the company’s multi-million user base of OTT entertainment services available online, on mobile app, gaming consoles, connected TVs, and multichannel providers. He oversees all development, planning, launch and operations of the company’s nine channels including documentary network Docurama, fandom network CONtv, family network Dove Channel, eSports network Wham, and martial arts channel CombatGO.

Previously, Erick was SVP of Global Digital for Cinedigm Entertainment, where he oversaw the distribution of the company’s 60,000+ hours of content in the digital ecosystem, managing multi-platform content strategy & distribution with partners including Netflix, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Hulu among others. Prior to Cinedigm, Erick co-founded and served as General Manager of New Video Digital, growing it to largest aggregator of independent video content in the world for customers including A&E Network, History Channel, Lifetime, The Jim Henson Company, and hundreds more.

Erick began his career in entertainment at Madstone Theaters/New Yorker Films, a vertically-integrated exhibitor, distributor and digital cinema pioneer, where he held positions in audience services and marketing. He also served as a lead technology trainer and combat medic in the U.S. Army Infantry.

Widely recognized in his field, Erick has been named a Digital Driver six times by Home Media Magazine. He is a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events including the Sundance Film Festival, SxSW, AFM, and Independent Film Week, among others. He is also a member of the Producers Guild of America, on the board of Digital Hollywood and a member of the International Academy of Web Television. Erick also mentors Los Angeles entertainment startups at Techstars.

Erick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University.

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