Santa Monica, CA, November 8, 2011 – Summit Entertainment announced today that it has promoted James McGough to Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. In his new role, McGough will report to Ron Hohauser, Summit’s CFO. In addition to continuing his work with the greenlight committee and the studio’s business planning, McGough will focus on identifying new strategic partnerships and M&A opportunities for Summit. McGough’s promotion follows his role as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Summit, which he joined in 2009. His contributions over the past years have included analysis to support the greenlight process, foreign and domestic distribution, long-term planning and M&A.  McGough was also involved in the closing of Summit’s landmark refinancing earlier this year, and he supports Business Affairs in structuring talent deals and film acquisitions.