Alan J. Sokol
Alan J. Sokol has 20 years of experience in the television and motion picture industries as an operator, advisor and investor. Most recently he served as a Senior Partner at InterMedia Partners, L.P., where he was the architect of the firm’s Hispanic strategy, including the acquisitions of Cinelatino, WAPA and WAPA America. Prior to joining InterMedia Partners, L.P., Mr. Sokol was President and CEO of Planeta Media Group, LLC, where he advised numerous media companies on strategies and new business launches, particularly within the United States Hispanic market. His clients included Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., IDT Corp., Council Tree Communications, Inc. and Caracol Television Inc. From 1998 through May 2003, Mr. Sokol was Chief Operating Officer of Telemundo Group, Inc. (“Telemundo”), where he was responsible for all business divisions of this United States Spanish-language television network. While at Telemundo, Mr. Sokol established the first bilingual cable network in the United States and created strategic alliances with TV Globo, Caracol Television and Discovery Networks.
From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Sokol was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Sony Pictures where he advised on investment opportunities in television distribution and content creation throughout the world. Prior to his tenure at Sony Pictures, Mr. Sokol was Senior Vice President of Savoy Pictures, Inc. From 1983 to 1994, he was an attorney and a partner with Wyman, Bautzer, Kuchel and Silbert, P.C., and then with Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Marmaro LLP. Mr. Sokol sits on the board of directors of Gospel Music Channel LLC, Universal Sports, InterMedia Español Holdings, LLC, Cinelatino, Televisora Nacional, S.A. and Vibe Holdings, LLC. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he is also a member of the Board of Visitors.
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