LOS ANGELES, CA, August 18, 2014 – Machinima, the first global many 2 many programming service for fanboys and videogamers, today appointed Chris Riley to the position of General Counsel. Riley will lead the company’s legal department and provide strategic legal and business affairs guidance to the company. He will report to Machinima’s CEO, Chad Gutstein.
Riley joins Machinima from Bingham McCutcheon LLP, where he was a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Prior to that, he served as a legal consultant to Disney Interactive, as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., and as General Counsel and Vice President of Match.com. Riley was also a corporate associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Sidley Austin LLP.
“Machinima’s continued success depends on our ability to attract and retain the best people. That’s why I’m so excited to welcome Chris to our leadership team. His deep legal expertise and advisory skills and multiple stints as General Counsel for leading digital and traditional businesses, bring insights and proven executional excellence to Machinima,” stated Gutstein.
Says Riley, “Machinima has been at the forefront of the most significant new model for entertainment content and distribution and I look forward to working with Chad and the entire team to continue Machinima’s leadership position and growth.”
Riley and Tricia White, who was recently named Machinima’s Chief People Officer, mark the beginning of several key hires the CEO plans to announce.
Machinima is the first global many 2 many programming service for fanboys and videogamers. One of the top entertainment networks on YouTube, Machinima delivers more than 2.7 billion video views per month and reaches more than 151 million viewers monthly. The network programs topical, gaming and story driven content featuring original scripted series, weekly and daily shows, official publisher content, and gameplay videos, all aimed at the coveted 18-34 year-old male demographic. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and backed by MK Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Google Capital. For more information, please visit www.Machinima.com and YouTube.com/Machinima.