Marvel announces Connors as COO

Tim Connors has been named Chief Operating Officer of Marvel Studios, the Hollywood subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment.
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In his new role, Connors will manage Marvel Studios’ day-to-day business operations and oversee business transactions for all studio productions.

Upcoming projects will include the releases of Iron Man 2 on May 7th, 2010, Thor on July 16th, 2010, The First Avenger: Captain America on May 6th, 2011, The Avengers in July 15th, 2011 and Ant Man.

Prior to his promotion, Connors served as executive vice president of business affairs and operations for Marvel Studios, a position he held since December 2006.

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios said: “Tim’s strong business acumen coupled with his knowledge of Marvel’s intellectual properties and policies have been of enormous benefit to us during the studio’s formation and first two releases.

"We are pleased Tim is taking on a more significant business role, especially as others on the team and I focus on the ever-growing creative demands and opportunities as we bring our characters to the big screen.”

Connors stated: “Marvel has one of the most promising businesses in the entertainment sector, and I am thrilled to work with David and Kevin and the rest of the executive management team in this new role. We have an exciting time ahead, and I look forward to contributing in a meaningful way.”

Prior to joining Marvel Studios in 2006, Connors worked at Technicolor where he served as deputy general counsel for electronic distribution services. Connors also served in business affairs at DreamWorks SKG and as a business development consultant for Tokyo-based media company, Kadokawa Group Holdings.

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