Miramax CEO Mike Lang announced today the continued expansion of its worldwide sales organization and the opening of Miramax’s first international office in London.
Joe Patrick, formerly Miramax’s Senior Vice President, Domestic Television & Digital Sales, has been promoted to lead Worldwide Sales, and Miramax also announced that Danny Goldman has joined Patrick’s team as SVP and Head of Sales for Europe.
Previously, Patrick oversaw sales for MGM Worldwide Television Group. Before joining Miramax, Goldman was CEO of Power Television, and before that, he spent 10 years at Sony Pictures Television as SVP of Sales.
Full press release reprinted below:
MIRAMAX ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SALES ORGANIZATION
Joe Patrick Promoted to Lead Worldwide Sales;
Danny Goldman Joins Team as SVP and Head of Sales, Europe;
London Office Opening in Late September
SANTA MONICA, CA – September 8, 2011 – Miramax announced today the continued build out of its worldwide sales organization and the opening of its first international office in London. The announcement was made by Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax.
Joe Patrick has been promoted to lead Worldwide Sales. He will continue to report to Lang and will work closely with Beth Minehart, SVP, Global Digital. Patrick joined Miramax in March as Senior Vice President, Domestic Television & Digital Sales. Miramax also announced that Danny Goldman has joined Patrick’s team as SVP and Head of Sales, Europe. Goldman will report to Patrick and be based in London, where Miramax is opening its first international office later this month. The new London office will be located in historic Covent Garden.
“We are very pleased to have Joe take on a broader role, as his relationships and experience have proven extremely valuable. We are fortunate to have him on our team and look forward to his continued success in this new, expanded role,” said Lang. “Danny brings tremendous experience and strong relationships, and we are thrilled that he will lead our London office day-to-day. He is a creative, seasoned sales executive who has negotiated many licensing agreements and output deals with TV and digital clients throughout Europe.” Lang continued, “Opening the London office as our European hub is an important step in our company’s evolution and we are thrilled to have a presence on the ground.”
Prior to joining Miramax, Patrick was Executive Vice President at MGM Worldwide Television Group overseeing all TV sales in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. He also oversaw digital distribution including EST, VOD, and SVOD with clients such as Apple, Netflix and Hulu. Previously, Patrick was Vice President at MGM Domestic Television handling basic cable sales, and prior to that was Vice President at MGM Television Europe where he secured distribution deals to launch MGM Movie channels in Israel, Germany and Turkey. He started his career at MGM in Distribution Services in International TV. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.
Before joining Miramax, Goldman was CEO of Power Television. He previously spent 10 years at Sony Pictures Television as Senior Vice President of Sales, responsible for licensing movies and TV series to broadcasters across Europe. Before joining Sony, Goldman was Managing Partner and Director of Initiative Media, and founding partner of their digital agency, initiative.com. He had previously held positions with Motive Communications and Lowe Howard-Spink. He holds a BA with honors, first class from Manchester University.
Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Miramax sells directly and licenses its titles globally through strategic partnerships with Lionsgate, Studiocanal and most recently Netflix, Hulu and Facebook. The company has two new releases this summer: The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, and the Guillermo del Toro-produced Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce. The Miramax library holds some of the world’s most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare In Love, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, No Country for Old Men, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Life is Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My Left Foot — as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bad Santa, and the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, including four Best Picture Awards. Miramax is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, please visit www.miramax.com, like the company on www.facebook.com/miramax or follow Miramax on Twitter @Miramax.