SANTA MONICA, CA – March 28, 2011 – Miramax today announced that Joe Patrick has been appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Domestic Television & Digital Sales, effective immediately. Patrick will be responsible for all Miramax domestic television sales to broadcast and cable networks as well as digital deals. He will report to Mike Lang, Miramax’s CEO, and he will also work closely with EVP Eric Doctorow on digital distribution.
“We are very pleased to have Joe join our team. His significant experience in TV sales and digital is exactly what we need as we maximize our library in these areas,” said Lang. “Investing in the resources necessary to grow our television and digital distribution is a key part of our strategy, and Joe will play a central role in that effort.”
Prior to joining Miramax, Patrick, 41, 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.
Miramax is a leading international film company with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Miramax sells directly as well as licenses its titles worldwide through partnerships and digital alliances. The company has three new releases in 2011: The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, the Guillermo del Toro-produced Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, and Last Night, starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington and Eva Mendes. 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.