US: Former Sony Pictures Digital man in for Marvel

New executive VP hired to head up firm's Global Digital Media Group.
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Marvel Entertainment has appointed Ira Rubenstein as the executive VP of its newly launched Global Digital Media Group.

Rubenstein will oversee Marvel's digital distribution strategy across all media and platforms. He brings with him some 12 years of experience at Sony Pictures Digital, where he was executive VP.

Rubenstein will be responsible for developing and implementing Marvel's efforts to maximise the Marvel Universe across all digital media. He will look to extend the reach of the firm's properties into the digital marketplace, maximising the potential of its current digital consumer destinations -, and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited - as well as through digital video, animated content, mobile games, casual games and strategic partnerships.

"With a world renowned library of characters to tap into, I am very excited to join Marvel and ultimately develop valuable digital assets that resonate with consumers and beyond," said Rubenstein. "This is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to extending the reach of these iconic properties across a whole new Marvel universe."


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