Neon has named Andrew Brown president of digital distribution. The executive, who has served as senior vice president of digital strategy, marketing, and distribution for Neon since 2017, will also continue to serve as co-chairman of Decals, the home entertainment distribution company launched by Neon and Bleeker Street last year.
Brown manages Neon’s award-winning library, oversees its annual Neon FYC DVD box set and direct-to-consumer digital portal Neon Cinema. The Academy Award-winning-studio Decals was formed under his leadership, with Brown also overseeing the launch of its home entertainment division.
“Andrew’s knowledge of players, platforms and the history of cinema all converge to make him a one-of-a-kind executive,” said Tom Quinn, CEO, and founder of Neon. “He’s been here since the beginning, and we look forward to growing Neon together.”
During his more than twenty years in the film and TV industry, Brown has been at the forefront of the digital video business, starting with Rainbow Media (now Altice) and Indemand. He took over the expansion and development of Time Warner Cable’s video on demand service in 2006, making it one of the largest streaming video platforms in the country.
Brown joined Neon as senior vice president of digital distribution and strategy following the acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter in 2016, becoming co-chairman of Deckel in 2021.
As a production and distribution company, Neon has earned 19 Academy Award nominations and five wins, including Best Picture, in just five years, seeing its films gross more than $200 million at the box office.
The company’s notable recent releases include Laura Poitras’ Venice Golden Lion-winning documentary All Beauty and Bloodshed, Brett Morgan’s style-defying David Bowie photo Moonage Daydream, which came in as the highest-grossing documentary of 2022; Sara Dossa’s Sundance Award-Winning Doctor Fire of Love, and Ruben Ostlund’s latest Palme d’Or winner, Triangle of Sadness, Upcoming titles include Hirozaku Kore-eda. Broker starring Cannes Best Actor winner Song Kang Ho (Parasite), which will be released in the US on December 26.