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Legendary Appoints Former Paramount Exec Thomas Lesinski President of Digital

The exec previously worked for Paramount as president of the studio’s digital entertainment division

lesinskiLegendary Digital Media has appointed former Paramount digital head Thomas Lesinski as president, digital content and distribution, the company announced Monday.

Lesinski will oversee digital content development, production and distribution, and contribute to Legendary’s digital strategy. He will report directly to Bruce Rosenblum, president of Legendary Television and Digital Media.

At Paramount, Lesinski had worldwide responsibility for the management, development and distribution of all Paramount filmed entertainment content across digital distribution platforms.¬†Under his watch, the division created original online video content including “Jackass 2.5,” an animated “Zoolander” series and Webby Award-winning series “Burning Love.”

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Prior to founding Paramount Digital Entertainment, Lesinski served as President of Worldwide Home Entertainment for Paramount Pictures. Before Paramount, he was EVP/GM of Warner Home Entertainment, where he worked for 10 years.

“Tom has a strong track-record of building innovative and entrepreneurial digital business models and brings significant experience in both traditional and new media,” Rosenblum said in a statement. “I look forward to his contributions as we build out Legendary’s digital strategy and platform.”