Burbank, CA, October 28, 2010 — Legendary Pictures announced today the appointment of Matthieu Coppet as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, who joins the leading entertainment company from UBS where he served as Global Media Strategist.
In this newly created role, Coppet will work directly with Legendary’s Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Larry Clark to identify and pursue value-enhancing strategic opportunities for the company.
Coppet brings to Legendary nearly a decade of strategic and investment experience in the global media and digital sectors. Coppet will continue and augment the company’s charge to acquire and grow new complementary business lines. He will also work to utilize Legendary’s brand extensions and widen the company’s global reach into new countries and territories such as China.
Clark stated, “Matt has a significant depth of knowledge and experience in the global media business. We look forward to Legendary benefiting from his tremendous insights and from the vanguard opportunities we know he will bring to the company.”
Coppet said, “I am thrilled to join Legendary as the company is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growing role of content and digital. I look forward to working with Thomas Tull, Larry and the entire team.”
While at UBS, Coppet created the Global Media Talks, UBS’ leading forum of discussion about the future of digital media, technology and content distribution. At Legendary, Coppet will also manage investor relations.