Kaye Cooper Mead, Summit Entertainment

November 9, 2010 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Kaye Cooper-Mead
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Distribution Services
Summit Entertainment

With more than thirty years experience in film and television, Kaye Cooper-Mead serves as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Distribution Services for the indie studio, Summit Entertainment.   In this position, Kaye supervises the domestic and foreign theatrical release printing, digital cinema and delivery activities and is responsible for setting and administering the company’s asset management policies.   She is also involved with handling the day-to-day feature related anti-piracy activities for the company.

Kaye joined Summit in 1991 as Vice President of Distribution and in 2003 was named President of I.S. Film Distribution, the joint venture distribution and marketing operation Summit Entertainment formed with Intermedia Film supervising distribution, contracts, marketing, delivery and theatrical admin divisions covering films from both entities.  Prior to Summit, she was the Vice President of producer Arnon Milchan’s production and distribution company New Regency Films from 1987 to 1991 where she was involved with the sales, distribution and marketing of such films as PRETTY WOMAN, WAR OF THE ROSES, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA and BRAZIL.

Kaye began her career in public television in Los Angeles where she associate produced the Emmy Award-winning drama, “Easier Done Than Said” for KCET and wrote TV program development proposals for government and corporate funding.   As Director of Distribution and Production Programs at The American Film Institute, Kaye administered the Independent Filmmaker Program, the Directing Workshop for Women and the Academy Internship Program while distributing AFI’s films to worldwide nontheatrical, cable and television markets.


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