Producer, Former President, DMG Entertainment
Chris Fenton recently completed a 17-year tenure as the President of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group & General Manager of DMG North America, orchestrating, internationally, the creative and business activities of DMG – a multi-billion-dollar global media company headquartered in Beijing and publicly traded on the Shenzhen Exchange. Specifically, Fenton supervised the development, financing, production, marketing, and distribution of DMG’s globally-focused entertainment content. In addition, he managed DMG’s vast library of intellectual property as well as directed the M&A and strategic investment usage of DMG’s capital resources. DMG grew from a 35-employee private company worth $100 million to an 800-employee company worth $5 billion during Fenton’s incumbency.
Fenton also produced or supervised twenty films ranging from big budget franchises — IRON MAN 3, POINT BREAK, and 47 RONIN, to more niche-oriented films — LOOPER, WAITING, BLOCKERS and CHAPPAQUIDDICK — grossing $2 Billion in worldwide box-office. He is an active member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Science. He has been featured as an international media expert and dealmaker in major publications including Wall Street Journal, Politico, Fast Company, Business Week, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline Hollywood as well as on television outlets such as Bloomberg, CCTV, CNBC, BNN, and VOA. Fenton’s speaking engagements include keynotes or lectures at the business schools of Stanford, USC, Cornell, Wharton, and UCLA as well as presentations for the US Congress, United Nations, Steamboat Institute, The Grill, and United States Naval Academy Leadership Conference.
Fenton currently serves on the boards of the US-Asia Institute, Wasabi Cloud-Storage, WatchMojo.com, the China-Hollywood Society, and Cornell in Hollywood as well as advises the Saudi Arabian government on their Vision 2030 educational initiatives. He recently completed a successful 3-year board term for Valiant Entertainment overseeing its multi-staged acquisition by DMG and the company’s transition from comic book publisher to film & tv studio, culminating in the greenlight of Valiant’s first major motion picture with Sony Pictures – BLOODSHOT — and its follow-up — HARBINGER.
Fenton, an engineering graduate of Cornell University, spent the first 8 years of his career as a William Morris Agency television & motion picture agent. He lives with his wife and two children in Manhattan Beach, CA.