President, Worldwide Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
David Bishop is currently President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Mr. Bishop oversees all aspect of the worldwide home entertainment division, including sales, marketing and operations. During his tenure, Mr. Bishop has spearheaded the division's move into digital distribution with highly innovative and successful business models including the launch of UltraViolet and early EST while maximizing physical product sales potential. Simultaneously, his oversight has established strong relationships with key retailers and has positioned SPHE as one of the most respected and acclaimed home entertainment distributors in the world.
Mr. Bishop joined Sony Pictures in 2006 as President of Worldwide Brand Integration for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), responsible for the integration of MGM assets over the various SPE worldwide distribution entities. He was subsequently named President of North America for SPHE, where he oversaw all aspects of the North American business as well as the international operations of the MGM catalogue.
Prior to joining SPE, Mr. Bishop was President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Home Entertainment, where his career spanned more than 15 years. At MGM, he oversaw worldwide operations for the home entertainment division which included home video and DVD, consumer products, on-line, interactive games, video-on-demand, pay-per-view and emerging technologies groups as well as MGM's international theatrical marketing and distribution unit. Before joining MGM Home Entertainment, he spent three years at LIVE home video where he was responsible for US and Canadian home video operations and eventually became President and Chief Operating Officer. As the head of LIVE Home Video, Mr. Bishop built the company into the largest independent distributor in the industry.
During his tenure at MGM, Mr. Bishop helped lead the industry in the initial launch of DVD as the first President of the DVD Video Group. With Mr. Bishop at MGM Home Entertainment's helm, MGM received numerous prestigious customer service awards from top retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target. In the video game category, the company garnered critical acclaim and unprecedented success with the launch of huge hits like Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and The Great Escape. Additionally, Mr. Bishop led the company's major expansion efforts in worldwide sales, marketing and distribution in over 90% of the global DVD marketplace.
Mr. Bishop is also involved in a variety of charitable and industry-related organizations. He sits on the Board of the L.A. Food Bank and is founding Co-Chairman of Fast Forward To End Hunger. Mr. Bishop has served on the boards of the End Hunger Network, Stanford University's Positive Coaching Alliance and Graziadio School of Business & Management's mentoring program at Pepperdine University. In addition, Mr. Bishop has served as one of the founding partners and board member for the video-on-demand service, Movielink, and was a former Chairman of the Manufacturing Committee for Video Software Dealers Association.
Additionally, Mr. Bishop has been the recipient of several distinctions and awards including his induction into the Video Business Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Advocate Award from the Entertainment Aids Alliance and the Keystone Award from the Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM).