You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Showscan shuffles exex

CEO sez revamped team will 'return Showscan to profitability'

Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure.

Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets.

Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development in 1994, has been upped to senior veep and will oversee theater operations, film licensing and distribution, customer service, theater installation and thrill-ride motion programming, post-production services and designated new ventures.

Ernest Bakenie has been upped to the position of veep, sales and marketing.

Director of human resources Patti Gordon has been upped to veep of human resources and corporate services, Jeanne Lucas was upped to veep of Showscan Studios, the company’s film production and development arm, and Marc Sabella has been upped to VP, corporate controller and secretary of the company.

According to Showscan prexy and CEO Dennis Pope, the revamped executive team will play a key role in “returning Showscan to profitability.”

More Biz

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Harvard University to Revoke Harvey Weinstein's Du Bois Medal

    Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure. Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets. Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development […]

  • Calif. lawmaker calls for ban of

    California Lawmaker Calls for Ban on Secret Settlements for Sexual Harassment (EXCLUSIVE)

    Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure. Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets. Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development […]

  • David Cross Says Charlyne Yi Is

    David Cross Accused of Racist Behavior by Charlyne Yi

    Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure. Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets. Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development […]

  • law and finance hollywood new leaders

    Hollywood's New Leaders in Law and Finance

    Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure. Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets. Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development […]

  • 10 Assistants to Watch hollywood new

    Variety's 10 Assistants to Watch Class of 2017

    Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure. Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets. Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development […]

  • Yu Dong, chairman and CEO of

    China’s Bona Poised to Raise $215 Million Through Local IPO

    Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure. Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets. Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development […]

  • R Stanton Dodge draftkings

    Dish Network Top Lawyer R. Stanton Dodge Exits to Join DraftKings

    Showscan Entertainment Inc., the Culver City-based simulated-movie producer, has realigned its corporate structure. Among the promotions, veep of worldwide sales Russell Chesley has been upped to senior veep, with responsibilities in sales and marketing, film production and acquisitions, film financing and new markets. Michael Ellis, who joined Showscan as veep of engineering and product development […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content