Participant picks Murphy as CFO

Exec will report to CEO Berk

Robert Murphy has been named chief financial officer and exec VP of Participant Prods.

Participant’s Jeff Ivers, exec VP of business affairs, had been serving as CFO. He’ll take on expanded duties with Murphy’s arrival.

Murphy, who will report directly to Participant CEO Jim Berk, was most recently chief financial officer at ICM. In his new gig, Murphy will be responsible for overseeing all financial activities and operations at Participant. He’ll assist with long-range strategic planning.

Before ICM, Murphy was senior VP and CFO for Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. As part of his duties, Murphy coordinated financial activities for Miramax Films, Walt Disney Theatrical Prods. and Hollywood Records.

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