Epix, Lionsgate And Turner Vet Phil Oppenheim Named Chief Content Officer At Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment – Deadline

Phil Oppenheim, who has held senior exec posts at Epix, Lionsgate and Turner, has been named chief content material officer at Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

In the newly created position, Oppenheim will lead bodily and streaming platform content material technique throughout all manufacturers for the company, which owns streaming providers like Crackle and likewise simply acquired Redbox, a video retailer turned streaming and manufacturing hub. He will report back to company president Jonathan Katz.

At MGM-owned Epix, Oppenheim was SVP of program scheduling, main the programming staff and steering linear and SVOD linear providers and their streaming extensions below the Epix banner. Oppenheim additionally was accountable for the streaming content material and branding for ScreenPix’s suite of ad-free channels, in addition to Epix Now.

Before Epix, Oppenheim held the weird title at Lionsgate of chief curator and popular culture officer and SVP of programming. He led the content material launch of Comic-Con HQ, a multiplatform SVOD service, in addition to Kevin Hart’s LOL AVOD service. Prior to Lionsgate, Oppenheim had a virtually 20-year run at Turner Broadcasting. Early in that tenure, he was a member of the staff that launched TCM and by the top he was SVP of programming for TNT and TBS, overseeing content material technique, linear programming and scheduling; in addition to the digital content material staff accountable for streaming and video on demand.

“Phil is a true unicorn. He’s an executive with wide-ranging experience across multiple streaming brands and business models, along with vast experience leading some of TV’s most successful linear networks,” Katz stated. “Phil has helped grow audience and revenue at every point in his career, and we’re incredibly lucky to have him as part of the team.”

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