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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Byron Allen’sAllen Media Group (AMG) proudly pronounces the hiring of Shaun Williams to the newly-created place of Chief Monetary Officer of Allen Media Studios. On this new place, Williams will oversee monetary planning, accounting, and enterprise evaluation for AMG‘s manufacturing division – the newly-named Allen Media Studios – which encompasses all AMG tv, movement image, digital, and streaming content material manufacturing and distribution. Williams will probably be based mostly on the AMG headquarters in Los Angeles.

Allen Media Studios produces and distributes tv programming for broadcast syndication and cable networks for its Allen Media Tv division. Allen Media Studios additionally produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical and digital movement image content material for its Leisure Studios Movement Footage and Freestyle Digital Media divisions, along with producing and distributing digital content material for its free-streaming platforms Native Now, The Grio.TV, HBCUGo, and Sports activities.TV. For greater than 25 years, Mr. Williams has held quite a lot of senior management and govt positions within the leisure and media business encompassing strategic planning, finance, manufacturing, distribution, and operations. Williams involves Allen Media Studios instantly from his latest place as Chief Monetary Officer at Solstice Studios, an unbiased film manufacturing, finance and distribution firm based in October 2018. Previous to Solstice Studios, Williams was Head of Finance on the London-based international unbiased tv, movie and digital manufacturing/distribution firm ALL3Media. Earlier than that, Williams was Chief Monetary Officer for the movie and tv manufacturing firm Studio 8, and he additionally served because the Senior Vice President of Finance for Graham King’s movie and tv manufacturing and distribution firm GK Movies/Movie District. Different govt titles Williams has held embody Vice President of Enterprise Operations for BET Networks, Unique Programming Group and Vice President of Finance for Twentieth Century Fox. Williams acquired his M.B.A. from The Anderson College of Administration at UCLA and his bachelor’s diploma in Enterprise Administration/Accounting from the College of Wisconsin.

“Veteran finance govt Shaun Williams is a highly-valuable and wonderful addition to our Allen Media Group household,” mentioned Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Allen Media Group. “Shaun’s in depth accounting, monetary, and operations expertise makes him the perfect govt staff chief as we proceed to speculate important quantities of capital in content material manufacturing, digital platforms, and international distribution.”

“I’m past thrilled to hitch Byron Allen and his excellent staff at Allen Media Group at such a pivotal time in our business,” mentioned Shaun Williams, Chief Monetary Officer for Allen Media Studios. “Mr. Allen has amassed an unparalleled assortment of belongings which makes Allen Media Group ideally suited to benefit from super progress alternatives forward. Allen Media Studios is extraordinarily well-positioned for larger market share and success. I sit up for accelerating manufacturing and distribution output throughout Allen Media’s increasing portfolio of broadcast tv stations, broadcast tv networks, cable networks, movement footage, and direct-to-consumer streaming platforms.”

About Allen Media Group / Leisure Studios
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen based Allen Media Group/Leisure Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has workplaces in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Charleston, SC. Allen Media Group owns 27 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX community affiliate broadcast tv stations in 21 U.S. markets and twelve 24-hour HD tv networks serving almost 220 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO.TV, THIS TV, LOCAL NOW TV, and PATTRN. Allen Media Group will add its thirteenth community, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPANOL in 2022. Allen Media Group additionally owns THE GRIO, HBCUGO, and LOCAL NOW, the freestreaming AVOD service powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content material companions, which delivers real-time, hyper-local information, climate, site visitors, sports activities, and life-style data. Allen Media Group additionally produces, distributes, and sells promoting for 68 tv applications, making it one of many largest unbiased producers/distributors of first-run syndicated tv programming for broadcast tv stations. Allen Media Group WorldwideTv continues to increase its company branding and content material across the globe. It at the moment has lively license agreements and programming in South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, The Bahamas, Canada and New Zealand.  With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content material throughout a number of genres, Allen Media Group gives video content material to broadcast tv stations, cable tv networks, cell gadgets, and multimedia digital platforms. Our mission is to supply wonderful programming to our viewers, on-line customers, and Fortune 500 promoting companions.

Leisure Studios Movement Footage is a full-service, theatrical movement image distribution firm specializing in vast launch industrial content material. ESMP launched 2017’s highest-grossing unbiased film, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which grossed over $44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP additionally launched the critically-acclaimed and commercially profitable Western HOSTILES, the historic mystery-thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED. The digital distribution unit of Leisure Studios Movement FootageFreestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships throughout all main cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a sturdy infrastructure, confirmed monitor document and a veteran gross sales staff, Freestyle Digital Media is a real dwelling for unbiased movies.

In 2016, Allen Media Group bought The Grio, a highly-rated digital video-centric information group platform dedicated to offering African-Individuals with compelling tales and views at the moment underrepresented in current nationwide information retailers. The Grio options aggregated and unique video packages, information articles and opinion items on subjects that embody breaking information, politics, well being, enterprise and leisure. Initially launched in 2009, the platform was then bought by NBC Information in 2010. The digital platform stays centered on curating thrilling digital content material and at the moment has greater than 100 million annual guests.

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