Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Announces Enhanced Senior Leadership Team – Business Wire

Company creates a broader management structure that adds former Redbox leadership to support rapid growth and scale
COS COB, Conn.–()–Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s (NASDAQ: CSSE) chairman and chief executive officer, William J. Rouhana, today announced the formation of a new senior leadership team drawn from both Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Redbox. As previously announced, entertainment and streaming industry veterans Galen C. Smith, executive vice chairman, and Jonathan Katz, president, will lead this team of executives across a number of areas to support the company’s rapid growth. Both Smith and Katz will report to Rouhana.

The Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment leadership team will consist of:
Galen Smith, executive vice chairman of Redbox and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, will oversee all long-term planning for the company, including strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and corporate services. Reporting to him:
Jonathan Katz, president, will oversee day-to-day operations, including the company’s streaming, kiosk, distribution, and studio businesses. Reporting to him:
“Our new senior leadership team brings together some of the best executives in the streaming and entertainment business and sets us up for continued success,” said Bill Rouhana, chief executive officer and chairman, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “Our company is scaling rapidly – especially after our recent acquisition of Redbox. As we continue to grow, this team has the knowledge, skill, and drive to build a major company that delivers premium entertainment to value-conscious consumers. I’m very excited about the future of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.”
About Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates video-on-demand streaming services (VOD). The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul and Popcornflix. The company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. The company recently acquired Redbox which operates a rapidly growing digital streaming service that provides both ad-supported (AVOD) and paid movies from Hollywood studios and hundreds of content partners, as well as over 145 channels of free ad-supported streaming television (FAST). Redbox also operates its popular kiosks across the US at thousands of retail locations – giving consumers affordable access to the latest in entertainment. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES ENHANCED SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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Peter Binazeski
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
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INVESTOR RELATIONS
Zaia Lawandow
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
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