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Imagine Entertainment Taps Rich Battista as CEO

Imagine Entertainment named veteran executive Rich Battista as CEO.

Rich Battista (photo credit: Marina Zarya)

Rich Battista (photo credit: Marina Zarya)

Imagine, headed by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, said they are counting on Battista to build upon the company’s growth and expansion strategy.

Before joining Imagine, Battista was CEO of Time Inc. as it was sold to Meredith.

Before Time Inc., Battista was CEO of Mandalay Sports.

Earlier in his career Battista held a number of management jobs at Fox, including president of Fox’s national cable networks. He was also CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide.