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Entertainment One has named Mark Gordon as president and chief content officer for the Film, Television and Digital division, while Steve Bertram has become president.

orient express 30 jan 2018The company also has agreed to acquire the remaining 49% of the Mark Gordon Company for $209 million.

In his newly-created role, Gordon will lead the company’s creative units. He will be tasked with deepening eOne’s network of creative relationships around the world. Bertram meanwhile will oversee all commercial and distribution operations. The leadership of Gordon and Bertram will drive the growth of eOne’s content groups and distribution platforms, accelerating its strategy to increase the volume of premium content.

“Mark Gordon is one of the industry’s most accomplished film and television producers with a long track-record of success and commitment to putting talent first,” said Darren Throop, CEO at eOne. “Mark’s leadership over content creation across eOne underscores our vision to be the preeminent platform-agnostic content company in the world. Today’s transaction signals that we are focused on investing heavily in the best creative talent. This is where Mark shines and what we know he’ll continue to do well into the future with eOne and all of our resources fully behind him.”

Gordon added: “Darren’s commitment to support our vision gives me confidence that we will achieve the quality and volume of premium content on a much broader scale both domestically and internationally. Ultimately, it is the creative partnerships with producers, writers, directors and actors that will bring us success. It is our mission to provide them the opportunity to tell great stories and to be financially rewarded for their work.”

eOne acquired 51% of The Mark Gordon Company in January 2015. Since then, the two companies have collaborated to establish an independent studio, producing and financing film, network, cable, and digital premium content, distributed by eOne around the world. Most recently, under Gordon’s leadership, MGC has produced feature films such as Murder on the Orient Express; Molly’s Game; and the upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms; television hits such as Designated Survivor; new series such as the upcoming The Rookie; and renewals on premium, long-running Gordon-produced series.