BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz Chief Financial Officer Scott Macdonald announced the promotions of Bill Bergmann to SVP, Finance and Planning, Janet Dickinson to SVP, Finance and Accounting, Controller, and Joe Zamora to VP, Finance.
"Bill, Janet and Joe have been integral Finance team members during this period of growth and expansion across the family of Starz businesses," said Macdonald. "Furthermore, their leadership and talents have been integral to successfully handling all of the reporting and other duties required of an independent, public entertainment company."
A 15-year Starz veteran, Bergmann was promoted most recently from VP, Finance and Planning and is responsible for budgeting, planning and internal reporting activities across the family of Starz companies. Bergmann has advanced through various financial management positions during his tenure at Starz. Prior to Starz, Bergmann owned and operated several restaurants in the upstate New York area. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dickinson joined Starz six years ago and was promoted most recently from VP, Accounting and Finance. She is responsible for managing the Company's accounting functions and the preparation and filing of all quarterly and annual financial statements. Prior to joining the company, she held senior accounting and finance management roles with Adelphia Communications and AT&T Broadband. Dickinson holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Nebraska.
Zamora was promoted most recently from Executive Director – Finance and Planning and is responsible for budgeting, planning and internal reporting activities as well as financial deal support for Starz Networks' distribution and studio agreements. A 15-year Starz veteran, Zamora's prior experience was with GE Capital where he successfully completed GE's Financial Management Program. Zamora holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of September 30, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.0 million subscribers, including 22.0 million at STARZ, and 35.0 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and
ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.