Paul Gardner has transitioned from a consulting role to the new position of managing director Canada.

Effective immediately, Gardner (pictured) will oversee all Cinedigm Entertainment Group Canadian distribution activities including the DVD distribution deal with Universal Home Entertainment Canada. 

He will report to Cinedigm Entertainment Group president Bill Sondheim.

“Paul is a results-driven executive with over 25 years in film distribution in both the United States and Canada,” said Sondheim.

“We are delighted that he will now move ‘in house’ to manage and guide our theatrical, DVD, VOD, SVOD, digital and broadcast business in the territory.” 

Gardner previously held senior management positions at Cineplex Entertainment, Artisan Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment.