Fathom Events names Ray Nutt as company CEO

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Fathom Events, along with its owners, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, announced the appointment of Ray Nutt as chief executive officer of Fathom Events. Nutt will be transitioning from Regal Entertainment Group to his new role, and will also serve as a board director at Fathom.

“As CEO of Fathom Events, I look forward to growing Fathom’s existing program verticals and identifying programming opportunities that will bring new and exciting cinematic experiences to the big screen for our Fathom fans and benefit our content providers, all exhibitor partners, employees and shareholders,” Nutt said.

Nutt has 30-plus years of experience in the theatrical exhibition and cable-TV industries. In his most recent post, he was senior VP of business relations at Regal Entertainment Group, where he oversaw Regal’s interests in several joint ventures and Regal’s Corporate Box Office division. He was also a board director at Fathom Events. Prior to Regal Entertainment Group, Nutt had success growing established and startup businesses for Regal CineMedia and United Artists Theatres.

“Just as movie theatres provide the best consumer experience for enjoying a movie, theatres can be a fantastic venue for other content,” said Adam Aron, AMC chief executive officer and president. “We are excited by Ray’s vision for Fathom Events, building on the company’s most successful programs to develop channels of theatrical content that draw consumers to theatres week after week.”

"Cinemark is a strong proponent of event cinema and the potential it has to satisfy diverse audience groups and grow attendance within our theatres, specifically during non-peak times," stated Mark Zoradi, Cinemark's CEO. "Ray has a tremendous amount of experience in programming specialty content and we are confident in his leadership and execution in this important part of our business."

“Ray has been a true asset for our organization and industry, where he has been an advocate for programming transforming content and the potential it has to grow our box office,” said Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. “We look forward to working with Ray in this new capacity as he successfully leads Fathom and brings exciting cinematic programming and customer experiences to the big screen.”

Fathom Events features live and pre-recorded concerts, world-class opera, sporting events, comedy acts and original programming.