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Bill Bergmann and Jim Urick Named VPs of Finance for Starz Entertainment & Starz Media

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott D. Macdonald, executive vice president, finance and accounting for Starz, LLC, has named longtime Starz employees, Bill Bergmann and Jim Urick each to the position of Vice President, Finance supporting the financial activities of Starz Entertainment and Starz Media.

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Bergmann and Urick report directly to Macdonald and are responsible for budgeting, planning and internal reporting activities across the family of Starz companies. Both previously held the position of executive director, finance and planning.

"As Starz has expanded and become a more vertically integrated media concern, Bill and Jim have significantly improved the timeliness and accuracy of our budgeting and planning processes and providing the information necessary to understand the performance of our businesses," noted Macdonald. "They each are to be commended for the financial leadership that they have provided across the various Starz business units and the positive way in which they work with their colleagues, their teams and each other."

Bergmann has advanced through various financial management positions during his tenure at Starz Entertainment, adding additional responsibility for the overall budgeting and planning function. In 2000, he accepted the position of financial analyst and was responsible for sales planning and analysis for the DBS/New Media group. Bergmann joined Starz Entertainment in 1998 as an accountant. In 2008, he was selected to participate in the Starz Executive Leadership Program developed in conjunction with the University of Denver.

Bergmann holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo and resides in Castle Rock with his wife and two children.

Prior to his finance and planning positions, Urick was executive director, business development for Starz Entertainment's Advanced Services department. Prior to that, Urick was director, strategic development, and was responsible for building new business ventures and partnerships, as well as focusing on strategic initiatives for the company. Urick was originally hired in 1998 as senior financial analyst. Prior to joining Starz Entertainment, Urick worked in corporate finance and production management for MTV Networks.

Urick received a Bachelor's in Finance from Ferris State University in Michigan and resides in Denver.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.5 million and 31.5 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

    Contact:

    Eric Becker
    Executive Director of Corporate Communications
    Starz Entertainment & Starz Digital Media
    (720) 852-4065
    eric.becker@starz.com

SOURCE Starz Entertainment, LLC; Starz Media, LLC

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SOURCE: Starz Entertainment, LLC; Starz Media, LLC

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