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James McNamara

James McNamara

Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors, Chair, Nominations & Governance Committee , Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Chairman, Pantelion Films

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James M. McNamara is the Chairman of Pantelion Films a motion picture production and distribution joint venture between Televisa and Lionsgate that targets the US Latino market.  McNamara is also Chairman of Cinelatino Inc., the most widely distributed Spanish language movie channel in the US Hispanic cable marketplace and Chairman of Panamax Films.

In March of 2012, McNamara was elected Chairman of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. From 1999 – 2005 McNamara was President and Chief Executive Office of Telemundo Communications Group, Inc. During his time at Telemundo, Mr. McNamara sold the Company to NBC and oversaw Telemundo’s transformation from acquirer of finished product to the most dynamic producer of Spanish language television content in the world.  From 1996 – 1998 McNamara was President of Universal Television Enterprises. During his tenure at Universal he was responsible for worldwide television distribution as well as production of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Sally Jesse Raphael and Jerry Springer.

From 1991 – 1995 Mr. McNamara was Chief Executive Officer of New World Entertainment.  He started his career at the sports management company, International Management Group.  He was born and raised in the Republic of Panama and resides with his wife and family in Miami, FL.

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