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

Matt Strauss

EVP, Xfinity Services
Comcast Cable
Chair

Sofia Chang

EVP, Worldwide Digital Distribution & Home Entertainment
HBO
Vice Chair

Bob Buchi

President, Worldwide
Paramount Home Media Distribution
Chief Financial Officer

Jim Wuthrich

President 
Warner Bros. Worldwide Entertainment & Games
Secretary

Mike Dunn

President, Product Strategy and Consumer Business Development
20th Century Fox
Ex-Officio

Todd Mathers

SVP, Content &
Programming Group

AT&T/DIRECTV
Director

Sergei Kuharsky

EVP, Franchise & Digital Enterprise
BBC Studios – Americas
Director

Bill Sondheim

President
Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Director

Gerald Hensley

UDN Media Sales
Ericsson
Director

TBD

Fandango, FandangoNOW, & Rotten Tomatoes
Director

Jonathan Zepp

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

Rick Hack

Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships
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

Andrea Downing

Co-President
PBS Distribution
Director

Marty Gordon

VP, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
Philips Electronics
Director

Chad Bautista

Director, CE Product Planning
Samsung Electronics
Director

Mike Fasulo

President and Chief Operating Officer
Sony Electronics
Director

Darren Stupak

EVP General Manager, Sales
Sony Music Entertainment
Director

Eddie Cunningham

President
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Director

Meet Our Staff

Amy Jo Smith

President & CEO

smith@degonline.org

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

John Powers

Executive Director

john@degonline.org

The Godfather

Shannon Gregory

Project Coordinator

shannon@degonline.org

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Bekah Sturm

Project Coordinator

bekah@degonline.org

Funny Girl

Kristin McQueen

General Counsel

kmcqueen@degonline.org

Chariots of Fire

Marcy Magiera

Editor

marcy@degonline.org

When Harry Met Sally

Andi Elliott

Account Manager

andi@degonline.org

The Godfather (1&2)

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.