In the new post, Kisker will oversee Legendary’s acquisition and corporate development activities, especially when it comes to digital media and technology, virtual and augmented reality content, and sports.
He reports to Legendary chairman-CEO Thomas Tull.
Legendary has investments in Magic Leap, a tech startup behind a wearable device that will provide 3D augmented reality content. Tull was also an early investor in Oculus VR, before it was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.
Kisker previously founded and served as CEO of One Media, a media and entertainment company specializing in film, TV and sports content, founded in conjunction with ABRY Partners. The company operated Incentive Filmed Entertainment, a $100 million film production and financing entity, in collaboration with Screen Capital Intl., Aramid Entertainment Fund and the William Morris Agency.
IFE’s library includes “Blue Valentine” and “The Strangers,” and the company held a stake in foreign sales business Sierra/Affinity.
During his time at One Media, Kisker also served as director of Screen Capital Intl., where he oversaw new business development, debt capital markets and portfolio investments. He was also responsible for SCI’s expansion into sports, where in 2010 he advised Chip Rosenbloom, the owner of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, with regard to his sale of the team.
Kisker also helped launch SCI affiliate RSN Partners, a company capitalized in partnership with ABRY Partners to acquire and exploit live sports rights. He led RSN Partners’ $1.7 billion bid to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers in partnership with the Disney family.
Before SCI, Kisker held CFO roles at SBE Entertainment and Summit Entertainment, overseeing transactions, strategic growth and liquidity events at both companies.