From 1983-1995, Skouras was founder and president of Skouras Pictures, Inc., an independent film distribution company responsible for releasing over 200 independent films in the United States and international markets. During this period Skouras Pictures garnered many awards and prizes; these include Academy Award® nominations, Golden Globe awards, Sundance awards, New York Film Critics awards, Los Angeles Film Critics awards, and numerous mentions on annual top 10 film lists.
From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Skouras served as the president of Wescom Productions, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chronicle Publishing Company (San Francisco Chronicle). From 1972 to 1994, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of De Anza Land Co., a Skouras family owned chain of drive-in theatres in California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. From 1985 to 1992, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of San Francisco.
He is currently a voting member of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Skouras is the third generation of his family to be involved in the motion picture business; at various times members of his family have owned or controlled United Artists Theater Circuit, Skouras Theaters, Fox Westcoast Theaters, and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
Eric Doctorow brings to Random Media over 30 years experience managing worldwide home entertainment organizations for major studios and independent companies. Most recently Mr. Doctorow led Miramax’s worldwide home entertainment business when the company was re-launched as an independent company in 2011.
Prior to that Mr. Doctorow was General Manager, MGM Worldwide, managing the MGM home entertainment business through 20th Century Fox for five years.
Previously Mr. Doctorow spent twenty years with Paramount Home Entertainment, rising to President, Worldwide Home Entertainment, a position he held for ten years.
Mr. Doctorow is a founding member of DEG, a past board member of NARM, and a previous inductee into the Video Industry Hall of Fame.
Don Rosenberg has been an entertainment executive for over 35 years. Don founded SBI Video, one of the first video distributors in 1980. He also held executive positions with HBO Video, CBS/Fox Video and Epic Productions.
In 1991 he became the Executive Vice President of the VSDA, the industry trade association. In 1994 he became the publisher of Home Media Magazine at Advanstar Communications and then became the vice president of the entertainment group managing numerous magazines and trade shows.
In 2008 Rosenberg founded The Westlake Consulting Group, instrumental in transitioning Miramax from the Walt Disney Company.
Jessica Goldman has spent the past 10 years creating online news content, most recently for CBSNews.com.
While at CBS she created, coordinated and maintained the site’s web-exclusive content, including daily video segments for former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. She also developed and produced a Webby-nominated weekly medical show, CBSDoc.com.
Rick Rhoades is a veteran of Walt Disney Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. Rick’s 20+ year studio PR career includes supervision of publicity and promotions campaigns for many of the top title and franchises of all time. This experience includes working on a broad slate of live-action and animated studio films, including launching Disney’s highly successful direct-to-home releases, and leading campaigns that have launched dozens of live-action and animated feature films. Currently he works independently on a cross-section of indie films, gaming and technology projects.
British born and fluent in Spanish, Liz Rodriguez has worked in the entertainment industry most of her life. Predominantly based between Los
Angeles and London, with contacts globally, Liz was one of the founders of the Marbella International Film Festival in Spain and continues to have a
strong presence internationally. She has supervised, and orchestrated, events and press placements all over the world including the Middle East
Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi), Europe, Egypt, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Each year at the Cannes International Film Festival, American
Film Market (AFM), Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival, Liz personally looks after production companies and distributors for media
buying, events, press conferences, networking, red carpet premieres and after-parties.
Liz Rodriguez, with her company EMR Media which was established in London 2004, has a portfolio of clients for personal or corporate marketing,
branding and PR, as well as full service event management and production.
Liz, along with her team, proudly work with actors, directors and music artists, both in the USA and overseas, break into the mainstream media.
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