Looks like it takes a village to run RHI Entertainment following the resignation this month of CEO Robert Halmi Jr. The made-for-TV movie and miniseries producer that recently emerged from bankruptcy protection says it will be run on an interim basis by a three-person Office of the CEO. It includes former MGM CFO Mike Corrigan, Lorimar Telepictures co-founder David Salzman, and Icon UK non-executive chair Stewart Till. No word on how long the “interim” period will last. Here’s the release:
NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 – RHI Entertainment has named a new interim management team, with appointments effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Gabriel de Alba, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The appointment of members of the Office of the CEO reflects the company’s transition to a new management team that will develop a long-term focus on business and creative strategy, development and execution. In making the announcement, de Alba emphasized that the company is strongly capitalized and positioned for growth. The Office of the CEO will be comprised of industry veterans Mike Corrigan, David Salzman and Stewart Till, all of whom have previously served on the company’s Board of Directors.
RHI was successfully recapitalized in April and is rolling out a new slate of original productions headed by two event miniseries: “Neverland,” which stars Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins and Keira Knightley and “Treasure Island,” whose all star cast includes Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland. “Neverland” debuts in the U.S. on Syfy and in the U.K. on Sky Movies HD later this year. “Treasure Island” debuts in the U.S. on Syfy in early 2012 and in the U.K. on Sky1 HD later this year. Both productions will also be seen on major broadcast networks worldwide. (more…)