New post effective July 22
Rierson arrives at the studio from Shine America, where he also served as COO. In his new post at FMNA, Rierson will report to CEO Thom Beers and oversee production, biz and legal affairs, communications and marketing, business development and strategic planning.
‘We couldn’t be more excited to have Lee bring his incredibly impressive skills to FMNA as we press forward into new areas of creative partnerships,” said Beers.
Rierson added: “With the talent and assets the company has in place, it is poised to build rapidly on its iconic brands using its deep domestic and international content generation and distribution capacities. I’m looking forward to working with the entire team to accelerate that process on all fronts.”
Prior to his stint at Shine and Shine’s predecessor Reveille, Rierson served as veep of business affairs at ABC Entertainment, and practiced law for the Alphabet in the ’90s.