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ENCINO, CA (August 6, 2018) … Cameron Douglas, Vice President of Home Entertainment for Fandango’s on-demand video streaming service, FandangoNOW, has been elected chairman of the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA), the national trade association for the home entertainment industry. Douglas replaces Jonathan Zepp, Head of Worldwide Movies & TV Partnerships, Google Play.
Joining Douglas as officers are:
EMA past chairmen Bob Geistman, Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Ingram Entertainment, and Marty Graham, Senior Vice President, comScore, as well as Bill Kotzman, Partner Product Manager – TV/Film, Google/YouTube, will also serve on the association’s Executive Committee as at-large members.
Other members of the Board are:
“In the ever-changing world of home entertainment retailing, we need an organized industry association more than ever,” said Douglas. “EMA collectively advocates for anyone involved in the consumer delivery of content, promotes and encourages adoption of standards, and establishes trade- and consumer-focused best practices. I am proud to devote my time to an organization so important to our industry.”
“The companies on EMA’s Board of Directors represent the spectrum of the home entertainment industry, including video and video games, physical and digital, and sell-through, rental, and streaming,” said Mark Fisher, EMA President and CEO. “These directors personify the diversity of products and business models in our industry and will help ensure that the industry’s trade association meets the needs of all market segments in our incredibly diverse industry.”
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is a not-for-profit international trade association whose mission is to:
• Protect the rights of,
• Foster the health and vitality of, and
• Provide a forum for
those engaged in the sale, rental, and/or commercial delivery of video or video game content to consumers through physical media or over-the-top Internet-based delivery.
EMA-member companies operate physical and digital retailing, digital platforms and streaming services around the world, offer content for retailers and streaming services, and provide service and technology for the industry. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers, distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture and television studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the $40 billion home entertainment industry.
EMA’s activities include presenting conferences, networking, and information sharing opportunities, developing and promoting industry standards, specifications, and best practices, engaging with government entities, and producing an annual report on the industry.
EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), founded in 1981, and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA), organized in 1997.