Rob Friedman to Oversee IM Global, Open Road Films as CEO of Tang Media's New Entertainment Division
The former Summit CEO is joining Donald Tang's new group of entertainment properties.
With its latest moves, Tang Media said it aims to create, develop, finance, produce, market and distribute movies, television and digital content in the U.S., China and internationally.
“In looking at our aspirations to become a global studio, there is no better person who can make this a reality than Rob Friedman,” Donald Tang said in a statement. “Rob is a storied and incredibly well-respected studio executive who shares TMP’s entrepreneurial passion and pursuit of excellence as we look at new ways to help the entertainment industry grow in the U.S. and abroad.”
“Donald’s forward looking vision and overall acumen, coupled with the creative-driven legacies of both Open Road and IM Global, offer an unparalleled opportunity to build the next great global studio,” Friedman commented in the announcement. “I look forward to delving into the operational, creative and industry-wide work that will make TMP Entertainment’s path successful for creators and lucrative for shareholders alike.”