Eric Doctorow is a highly-respected media executive who was President of Paramount Pictures’ Worldwide Home Entertainment division for ten years where he was responsible for managing a $2.5 billion division that employed over 500 employees around the world. His responsibilities included marketing, sales, manufacturing, film acquisitions, finance and business/legal affairs for the division. Mr. Doctorow’s responsibilities also included overseeing the distribution of other Home Entertainment franchises including MTV, Nickelodeon and CBS properties. While at Paramount Mr. Doctorow established many marketing and distribution strategies now standard in the industry, led the company’s entry into the DVD market and was responsible for distributing, Titanic, the most successful domestic home video release of all time. For ten years prior to this Mr. Doctorow held various other Home Entertainment positions at Paramount, including President of its domestic operation. He served as a member of Paramount Communications Senior Technology Advisory Group.
After an extremely successful career managing a large corporate enterprise, in 2006 Mr. Doctorow was chosen to lead MGM’s new worldwide home entertainment business. As General Manager, MGM Worldwide Mr. Doctorow managed MGM's unique “company within a company” joint venture with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for five years. He was a key executive in helping to introduce the Blu-ray format as well as re-building the MGM brand with key retailers worldwide. While at MGM, Mr. Doctorow pioneered a long tail content distribution model now used throughout the industry. This model allowed MGM to create more value for its vast library than previously thought possible.
Furthering his entrepreneurial passion Mr. Doctorow joined Miramax in 2011. At Miramax he was part of a new executive team assembled to re-introduce the company into the marketplace after the company was purchased from The Walt Disney Company by an investor group. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Doctorow helped establish Miramax’s reputation as an important digital player when it entered into leading-edge content deals with Netflix, Hulu, Facebook and other platforms.
In 2013 Mr. Doctorow founded Random Media. As CEO, Mr. Doctorow brought together a management team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced executives. The company acquires and distributes films and other content on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional retailers, digital platforms, cable companies and television networks.
Mr. Doctorow also served as Chief Operating Officer of THQ, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Ventura Entertainment.
Mr. Doctorow is a past board member of the Video Software Dealer Association, the National Association of Record Merchandisers, and a founding member of The Digital Entertainment Group. He is a past inductee into the video industry’s Hall of Fame. He currently serves on various media company boards.
Mr. Doctorow holds an MBA and BA from UCLA.