10:07am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Jeff Lynas Upped to COO at Entertainment One Television
Entertainment One Television has promoted Jeff Lynas.
The company's former senior vp operations and business development will transition into a COO position.
In his expanded role, Lynas becomes responsible for all of the day-to-day operations for eOne Television on a global basis. He also will continue in his business development capacity, establishing and structuring new business relationships for eOne Television across production, distribution and digital. Lynas will report to eOne Television CEO John Morayniss and will continued to be based in Los Angeles.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Jeff for many years, and I say with certainty that there’s no better person for the job,” said Morayniss. “He has been instrumental in the strategy development, growth and success of eOne Television and was a key member of the leadership team of its predecessor Blueprint. Jeff is forward-thinking, understands the U.S. and international markets and plots how best to make it all work for our business.”
Added Lynas: “This is a very exciting time for eOne Television, and I’m delighted to take on this new role. We’re now working with so many of the most talented creative and well-regarded producers in the world, and we’re looking at ways to further grow and strengthen our original pipeline and distribution infrastructure to bring more opportunities to those partners. eOne has grown exponentially over the last several years, and the best is yet to come.”
Lynas joined eOne in September 2008 when the company acquired Blueprint Entertainment, where he served as senior vp. Before the acquisition, Lynas played a key role in establishing the business in the U.S. and building relationships with producers and broadcasters. Previously, he was vp U.S. sales at Alliance Atlantis, where he oversaw the sales of the company’s extensive library to U.S. broadcast and cable networks as well as home entertainment.