Fathom Events appoints Larry Gillman Chief Financial Officer
Tom Lucas and Kyle Villella promoted to vice presidents
John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events, has named Larry Gillman as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Rubey has also promoted Tom Lucas to Vice President of Studio Relations and Kyle Villella to Vice President of Distribution. These appointments help support the award-winning company’s aggressive growth plans for 2016 and beyond.
Gillman brings with him an extensive background in financial planning and analysis across the media and entertainment sector. He was previously the Executive Vice President and CFO for the TV Guide Entertainment Group and worked as Senior Vice President and CFO for Fox Sports International when it was a start-up joint venture with News Corporation and Liberty Media. Gillman has also worked as an international business consultant for Yahoo! and at NBC in Los Angeles.
As Vice President of Studio Relations, Lucas will serve as the lead contact for all studio events. Since joining Fathom in March 2015, Lucas has worked with major studios such as Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and others, to schedule some of the most iconic features of all time for Fathom Events. Lucas has also developed the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) relationship into an annual series of monthly nationwide events. Prior to joining Fathom, Lucas held executive positions at Warner Bros., Caesars Entertainment and Viacom/MTV Networks.
A 16-year-veteran in exhibition and distribution, Villella will be responsible for all distribution strategy and execution for the company as Fathom’s Vice President of Distribution. Since joining Fathom in April of 2015, Villella has added important exhibitors to the Fathom network such as Harkins Theaters, iPic Theaters and Megaplex Theaters. Previously, Villella held distribution executive positions at Lionsgate, Paramount, The Weinstein Company and LD Entertainment.
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.