Legendary Entertainment has named Clint Kisker its EVP Business Development, a role that will see the film industry finance veteran lead the company’s acquisition and corporate development activities aimed at building out the company’s interests in digital media, virtual and augmented reality content, and sports.
Kisker was founder and CEO of One Media, a media and entertainment firm that specialized in film, TV and sports content. That company operated Incentive Filmed Entertainment, a production and finance unit created with Screen Capital International, Aramid Entertainment Fund and WME. Its library included Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine and The Strangers and it held a stake in sales outfit Sierra/Affinity.
As SCI director, Kisker also oversaw new business development, debt capital markets, and portfolio investments and pushed the company into sports; he advised St Louis Rams owner Chip Rosenbloom on the team’s 2010 sale. Through another SCI affiliate, RSN Partners, Kisker helped bundle RSN’s bid with Disney to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers before the team sold to Guggenheim.
Kisker also held CFO roles at Summit Entertainment and SBE Entertainment. He will report to Legendary founder Thomas Tull. In addition to its film and TV business, Tull’s Legendary was an early investor in virtual realty firm Oculus VR technology and also invested in Magic Leap’s wearable augmented-reality device.