Burbank, CA, September 18, 2012 – Legendary Entertainment has promoted Marlin Prager, who has been with the Company since 2005, to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to being named CFO, Prager held the title of Senior Vice President of Finance. In his new role, Prager will be responsible for all aspects of the Company’s financial management, planning, forecasting, accounting and capital structure. He reports to Thomas Tull, Legendary’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who made the announcement today.
Prior to joining Legendary, Prager was a partner at W2 Films where he was responsible for coordinating with film auditors to handle fund compliance and was also involved in the structuring of German Tax Motivated Film Structures. During his time at W2 Films, he also created Digital Cinema Ventures, a start-up entity dedicated to the build-out of digital projector systems at multiple theater venues. Prager was previously a member of the entertainment and media team at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and at Price Waterhouse, LLP in a variety of accounting, financial and strategic roles.
In addition, during 2001, Prager founded a digital media services start-up known as Sample Digital, Inc. which works with well-known clients (including Microsoft and many major film studios) to facilitate the digital distribution of film dailies and other media content via the internet.
Prager earned his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2002. He also attended UCLA as an undergraduate and graduated Cum Laude in 1995 with his BA in Economics.