Who We Are

DEG | The Digital Entertainment Group

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels that support the movie, television, music, consumer electronics and IT industries. Group objectives include:

  • Providing a bridge between content providers and device makers to help drive sales of DEG member products and services.
  • Supporting marketing initiatives to increase awareness and encourage ownership of home entertainment products including 4K Ultra HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Disc and DigitalHD.
  • Expanding education for members on emerging trends to prepare for further industry growth.
  • Creating and implementing standards and best practices in the digital supply chain to improve efficiency.

Our Timeline

Board of Directors

Mike Dunn

President, Product Strategy & Consumer Business Development
20th Century Fox
Chair

Matt Strauss

EVP, Xfinity Services
Comcast Cable
Vice Chair

Sofia Chang

EVP, Worldwide Digital Distribution & Home Entertainment
HBO
Chief Financial Officer

Mike Fasulo

President & Chief Operating Officer
Sony Electronics
Secretary

Ron Sanders

President, Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures Group and President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Ex-Officio

Bill Sondheim

President
Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Director

Phil Goswitz

SVP, Video, Space
& Communications

DIRECTV
Director

Ron Geller

VP, Worldwide Content Relations
Dolby Laboratories
Director

Adam Rockmore

Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing and Communications
Fandango, FandangoNOW, & Rotten Tomatoes

Director

Jonathan Zepp

Head of North American Content Partnerships, YouTube & Google Play Movies
Google
Director

Jeffrey Lawrence

General Manager, Senior Executive Director, Global Content Policy, Standards and Content Protection Services
Intel
Director

Tim Alessi

Director, New Product Development
LG Electronics USA
Director

Ron Schwartz

President, Home Entertainment
Lionsgate
Director

Dametra Johnson-Marletti

General Manager, Digital Stores Business & Category Management
Marketing & Consumer Business

Microsoft
Director

Bob Buchi

President, Worldwide
Paramount Home Media Distribution
Director

Marty Gordon

VP, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
Philips Electronics
Director

Jim Kiczek

VP, Product Marketing for Digital Video and Audio Products
Samsung Electronics
Director

Darren Stupak

EVP & General Manager, Sales
Sony Music Entertainment
Director

Jim Belcher

VP Technology and Production – Digital Strategy
Universal Music Group
Director

Eddie Cunningham

President
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Director

Christopher Oldre

EVP, Pay Television, Digital, Canada & International Home Entertainment
Walt Disney Studios
Director

Meet Our Staff

Amy Jo Smith

President & CEO

smith@degonline.org

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Shannon Gregory

Executive Assistant

shannon@degonline.org

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

John Powers

Executive Director

john@degonline.org

The Godfather

Kristin McQueen

General Counsel

kmcqueen@degonline.org

Chariots of Fire

Marcy Magiera

Editor

marcy@degonline.org

When Harry Met Sally

DEG Global

In addition to the DEG U.S. association, the group has two sister organizations, the DEG Europe and DEG Japan.
Each helps maintain open communication and consistent worldwide messaging.