Secret Cinema Adds Michael Lynton, Josh Berger to Board Global Bulletin

BOARD

Michael Lynton, chair of Warner Music Group Corp. and Josh Berger, the former president and MD of Warner Bros. U.K., Ireland and Spain, are joining the board of Secret Cinema with immediate effect.

Secret Cinema is a London-based company specialized in creating immersive experiences based on iconic film and television properties at secret locations, where audiences participate dressed as cast members.

Lynton has served as chair of the board of Warner Music Group Corp. since 2019 and chairman of Snap Inc since 2017 and was previously at Sony.

Berger stood down from his Warner Bros. role after 30 years with the studio. during which he led the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises. He spent ten years as a governor and the last five years as chair at the British Film Institute.

Secret Cinema CEO Max Alexander said: “Michael and Josh are two of the most respected people in the entertainment industry and their energy, ideas and experience will help us to take Secret Cinema on an exciting international journey in the years to come.”

APPOINTMENT

Maria Ishak has joined content creator and producer Asacha Media Group in the newly created role of head of international content and co-productions reporting into co-CEO Marina Williams and Gaspard de Chavagnac, working out of the company’s headquarters in Paris and offices in London.

Ishak will lead co-production and co-funding opportunities for AMG, working closely with the company’s production companies across Europe and the U.K., including French producers Mintee Studio and Kabo Family, Italian producers Picomedia and Stand By Me and U.K. producers Red Planet Pictures and Wag Entertainment.

Ishak joins AMG from All3Media International where, as senior VP, North America, she helped develop and execute the company’s co-production strategy and was responsible for doubling regional revenues, while managing distribution for over 20,000 hours of programming.

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