Entertainment One Names Mark Gordon President

Steve Bertram also named President at eOne

Last Updated: January 29, 2018 @ 10:23 AM

Entertainment One has named Mark Gordon President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital after agreeing to acquire the remaining half of his company for $209 million. Gordon will lead eOne’s creative units, according to a Monday announcement by CEO Darren Throop.

Steve Bertram was also appointed President, Film, Television and Digital at the company, according to the Monday announcement. In his new role, Bertram will oversee all commercial and distribution operations.

Gordon and Bertram have been tasked with driving the growth of eOne’s content groups and distribution platforms, “accelerating its strategy to increase the volume of premium content,” according to the announcement.

Gordon will continue his producer and creator-friendly philosophy that has been a proven hallmark of The Mark Gordon Company, and will deepen eOne’s network of creative relationships around the world.

“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 CEO Throop on Monday. “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.”

eOne has agreed to acquire (subject to shareholder approval) the remaining 49 percent of The Mark Gordon Company for $209 million. The move comes three years after eOne bought 51 percent of the company for $133 million; as part of its 2015 deal, eOne had a seven year window to exercise buying the remaining half.

Gordon has been the executive producer on several hit TV series, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Ray Donovan.” MGC had produced movies like “Murder on the Orient Express,” and has an upcoming series, “The Rookies,” coming to ABC.