Exclusive: Beth Bednarski has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s award-winning global entertainment company, Imagine Entertainment. The news is our first to report following the amicable departures of Imagine Entertainment presidents Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns (from Jax Media).
Bednarski has been with Imagine for over six years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. Prior to joining the company, he was Vice President of Finance for Shine America and started his career at Deloitte.
In her new role, Bednarski will oversee finance and accounting along with HR, operations and IT, partnering with senior leadership on business development and strategic initiatives.
“I have had the opportunity to work closely with Beth for over a decade and have known her to be very strategic and operational,” said Steve Sikiya, COO of Imagine Entertainment. increase. “She has become an integral part of her senior leadership team at Imagine, especially as the company has aggressively expanded into new content and her business over the last few years.”
Founded in 1986 and run by Executive Chairman Grazer and Howard, Imagine Entertainment includes Imagine Features, Imagine Television Studios, Imagine Documentaries, Imagine Kids+Family, Imagine Brands, Imagine Audio, and the award-winning It houses Jax Media and Alex. Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions. Imagine’s work has won numerous awards, including his 47 Academy Award nominations and 228 Emmy nominations.Previous works include Best Picture Oscar winners beautiful heartand a Grammy Award for Best Film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.
Recent feature films have received critical acclaim thirteen lives Hit Netflix Musical Directed by Howard for Prime Video Tick tock, tick tock… BOOM! Director Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sasha Jenkins Louis Armstrong Black & BluesRory Kennedy Volcano: Rescue from Whakari Critically acclaimed documentary, including an Emmy Award-winning Lucy & Desi with director Amy Poehler we feed people.
Television Productions Include Upcoming Plans Genius: MLK/X (Disney+), Wu Tang: American Saga (Hulu), swagger (Apple), under the flag of heaven (FX); and Emily in Paris (Netflix) From Jax Media. Additional documentaries include crime scene Anthology Series — Disappearance of the Cecil Hotel, times square killer When texas killing fields — not only did all of them reach the top five globally on Netflix, Julia, paper and glue, Rebuilding paradise and jigsaw tiger (HBO), to name a few.
Other projects planned for Imagine on the film side include: beanie bubble, from Kristen Gore and Damian Crash.Directed by Reginald Hudlin candy cane lane Starring Eddie Murphy. and animation function, family tree horn.