LOS ANGELES (July 20, 2012) – Ryan Seacrest Productions announced today that it has expanded its executive ranks by hiring veteran digital entertainment executive Sibyl Goldman as Executive Vice President of New Media. Goldman will drive and manage all digital entertainment strategy and content initiatives for the company. Goldman will report directly to Ryan Seacrest Productions CEO Adam Sher.
Goldman has been immersed in digital media and entertainment for the past 15 years, most recently, as the Vice President of Entertainment at Yahoo!. She oversaw all of the company’s entertainment properties, and created omg!, the #1 entertainment news website, which has been launched locally in 15 countries around the world. Leveraging the success of this property, she also was responsible for launching “omg! now,” a daily video news program that garners more than 7 million viewers per month. In addition, she developed “Primetime in No Time,” the first web-based TV recap show of its kind, which has since delivered over 500 million streams and spawned a spin-off show, “Daytime in No Time.”
On the brand partnership side, she secured the exclusive premiere event live-stream rights for two of the highest profile movies of 2011 and 2012: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN and HUNGER GAMES. She worked with Dodge to establish RAM Country on Yahoo! as the premier online destination for all things country music, and Regal Cinemas on a popcorn giveaway via Facebook.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Goldman ran Lifetime Television’s online programming. She partnered with the network’s programming team to showcase key shows, movies and public service campaigns with original video, casual games and websites. Previously, Goldman co-created Girls On, a website featuring pop culture commentary from a female perspective. The site was later acquired by Oxygen in 1999. Curated from this experience, she co-authored “Girls On Film: The Highly Opinionated, Completely Subjective Guide to the Movies,” which was published by Harper Collins.
She is a member of the Television Academy and member of the Media Advisory committee for The Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Goldman is a graduate of Vassar College. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.