BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Having secured development deals on 25 new television shows which have been set up globally from the United States to China, Jason Goldberg has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer for STX's Digital and New Media Group as well as the Alternative Content division for STX Entertainment, it was announced today by Sophie Watts, President of STX Entertainment.
Under Goldberg's leadership, STX's Non-Scripted television division has already sold and secured deals for 25 shows to multiple networks in the U.S, China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, on leading networks including MTV, E!, NBC, Nat Geo, Verizon, History and CMT. He is currently in production on four series with on-air commitments and is additionally filming two series orders for 2017, including the first local language television show ever developed by a U.S.-based entertainment company for broadcast in China. The variety/reality series "Top Surprise," launches later this month on the Hunan network, which reaches approximately 1 billion television viewers throughout China.
"As STX Entertainment continues to grow, Jason's leadership, skill and experience developing highly entertaining and globally-oriented cross-platform programming has proven to be prolific and deserving of recognition as he takes on additional responsibilities involving our expanding digital and new media group," said Sophie Watts. "In the last year alone, Jason has spent about seven months on the ground in China and he has proven to be extraordinarily capable, resourceful and reliable as one of our most significant executives and dealmakers. We look forward to his vision as he continues to help guide STX's non-scripted television and our digital enterprises."
Goldberg co-founded and served as the CEO of Katalyst Media from 2000 to 2014, where he was the Creator, Executive Producer and Director of MTV's hit show "Punk'd". Before joining STX, he produced over 30 television shows around the world, including "Beauty and The Geek" as well as ten feature films, including The Butterfly Effect.
During his tenure at Katalyst, the company created original programming through unrivaled distribution and technology platforms with some of the world's most recognized companies and brands, including Pepsi, Intel, Levi's, Kellogg, Google, Gatorade and General Electric, to name a few. Katalyst was acquired in 2014 by Prime Capital Inc.
Goldberg received his B.A. in Business from Tulane University.
About STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century's changed media landscape. STX specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content, with a unique ability to maximize the impact of content across worldwide, multiplatform distribution channels, including unparalleled global capabilities and direct passage into the China market.
STX Entertainment is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the growth division of leading global private investment firm TPG, which has $70 billion of capital under management. The Company's Board of Directors includes prominent leaders in global finance and entertainment, including Frank Biondi, former President and CEO of Viacom, Inc. and former Chairman and CEO of Universal Studios; Tony Vinciquerra, former Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group; Gigi Pritzker, CEO of Madison Wells Media; David Bonderman, founding partner of TPG; John Zhao, CEO of Hony Capital; and Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank, among others.
In addition to TPG Growth, other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.
For more information, please visit https://www.stxentertainment.com/.
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