Mark Gordon is stepping down as president and chief content officer of film and television of Entertainment One (eOne), and is transitioning his role with the company into a multi-year overall producing and development deal.
“I’m proud of what we have built together over the past four years and I look forward to continuing my incredibly successful relationship with eOne. The continuing support from Darren to invest in high-quality content will allow us to build on the strong foundation we have laid in a market where the global appetite for premium content is voracious,” Gordon said.
“In today’s rapidly expanding market, content has become the greatest differentiator and Mark Gordon is one of the best content producers in the business. Our shift towards content production has continued to bear fruit and position eOne for ongoing success across film and television. We believe our position in the market will be even stronger with Mark solely focused on creating content for eOne and look forward to working together for years to come,” said eOne president Darren Throop.
The Mark Gordon Company was fully acquired by eOne in 2018 after the Company took a majority position in 2015. Gordon shifts from his role as president and chief content officer of film and television, and will return his focus to developing and producing content for the group. Steve Bertram, eOne’s President of Film & Television, will continue to lead the film and television business, overseeing day-to-day management of the entire division, and will work closely with Peter Micelli, chief strategy officer of film and television, and Nick Meyer, president of film.
TheWrap reported in June that Gordon was in negotiations to part ways with the company. He was named the indie distributor’s president and chief content officer of television, film and digital last January, after eOne acquired the remaining 49% of The Mark Gordon Company for $209 million.