MetaMedia’s Customer Base Grows To 30 Top North American Cinema Chains With the Addition of 150 New Cinemas Under Contract

Cloud-based Delivery Platform Enables Cinemas, Studios and Other Content Producers to Create Dynamic Fan-Based Events and Target Audience Segments

LOS ANGELES – With the addition of 13 new exhibitor partners, MetaMedia, the world’s first cloud-based platform for delivering movies, live events, targeted advertising and other premium content to cinemas, now features 30 exhibitor partners across nearly 800 cinema locations, including cinemas from four of the top five largest U.S. cinema chains. The MetaMedia platform has securely, efficiently and cost-effectively delivered more than 500 feature films to cinemas from major and independent studios as well as numerous live content events.

MetaMedia’s newest exhibitor partners include Classic CinemasCW TheatersD’ Place EntertainmentEpic TheatresGalaxy TheatresIPIC TheatersLOOK CinemasMJR TheatresNational Amusements, Inc., Regency TheatresSoutheast Cinemas and Xscape Theatres, among others.

“We are proud to welcome all of our new cinema partners into the MetaMedia network,” said MetaMedia Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jason Brenek. “Our singular mission is to provide our cinema and studio partners with the most innovative, flexible, efficient and cost-effective content delivery platform, which will enable more big screen entertainment to propel our industry forward. MetaMedia’s platform also empowers our exhibitor partners to access and create their own content. It also enables studio and content producers to create more dynamic fan-based events, which separates communal theatrical experiences from solitarily watching at home.”

MetaMedia’s cloud-based network lowers the traditional cost and time for cinemas to access big screen content. The platform also offers clients the flexibility to deliver live or recorded content nationwide to an “exclusive circuit” or to a desired target location, audience or demographic group. This capability enables exhibitors, studios and content owners to optimize their per-screen box office revenue by targeting audience segments based on demographics, geographic location and other interests or characteristics. Some examples of this over the last three months include:

• To commemorate the Chinese Lunar New Year, producer Global Asian Media Entertainment (“GAME”) engaged MetaMedia to deliver Global Asian Fest 2024, a weeklong weeklong cinema event that highlighted exceptional Asian films. MetaMedia ‘s platform delivered the event to communities in markets across North America with a high concentration of Chinese consumers.

• Michigan-based Emagine Entertainment, a long-time MetaMedia partner, approached MetaMedia to deliver the horror movie, Thorns, directed by Michigan filmmaker Doug Schulze, as well as the delivery of a live premiere in Emagine’s Royal Oak theatre. For the film’s release, film distributor Dark Planet Releasing chose MetaMedia to target and deliver to Emagine and other cinemas in zip codes with large horror film fan bases across the U.S.

Legion M, which partners with top independent filmmakers and Hollywood studios to produce crowdfunded movies, and Falling Forward Films selected MetaMedia to deliver a live, ticketed fan event for the biopic You Can Call Me Bill that included a live Q&A session with William Shatner to more than 300 cinemas across the U.S., as well as delivering the New York City and Los Angeles premiere for Legion M’s legion of investors.

• A number of MetaMedia’s exhibitor partners have created their own curated programming, including specialty and themed event programs. For example, multiple cinema chains have utilized MetaMedia’s platform to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver film repertory packages from major Hollywood studios. MetaMedia has also been called upon by its cinema partners to deliver live professional and Esports events that were acquired and marketed directly by these cinema chains.

MetaMedia provides other services for content producers and cinema customers including event management for special fan-based events, filming of live content, content packaging, key generation and delivery, and rapid trailer delivery to cinemas for last minute releases. For cinemas not yet connected to its network, MetaMedia utilizes other low-cost, efficient delivery options that allow the company to deliver to any cinema in the U.S. or Canada. For more information about MetaMedia’s services or network, please visit

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Jason Brenek

Chief Executive Officer

Leveraging two decades of senior executive experience across multiple sectors of the film and entertainment industry, Jason Brenek assembled a group of powerful industry leaders with incomparable experience and relationships to forge the building blocks of MetaMedia. As Chief Executive Officer of MetaMedia, Brenek focuses intently on realizing the operational, economic and programming benefits of creating a next-generation distribution network, which are mutually-beneficial to content producers and cinemas around the world.

Prior to MetaMedia, Brenek was President of IMAX HOME at the IMAX Corporation, where he led business and engineering teams around the world to develop and launch multiple new products, technologies, and platforms. Before IMAX, Brenek spent over a decade in senior management roles at The Walt Disney Studios. While serving as Senior Vice President of International In-Home and Head of Global Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Brenek established partnerships with global brands including Netflix, Google, Amazon, Apple. and Samsung to distribute Disney-owned content across new digital/OTT platforms, television, and retail. Brenek previously served as Disney's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Digital Cinema and Cinema Programming, overseeing the company's global transition from analog to digital cinema. Brenek also developed and co-produced two Disney feature films and multiple live sporting events in cinemas with ESPN. Brenek received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Danny C. Stein


Danny Stein is a seasoned, growth-oriented media and technology executive with 30 years of operating and investment experience across media, technology, and consumer businesses. Stein has managed across the full life-cycle of deal origination, deal execution, business building and exit for small and mid- cap public, private and distressed companies. Stein is a digital media innovator having built a portfolio of businesses as CEO of Dimensional Associates 2003-2014, including as the Executive Chairman of the Orchard Enterprises, a global music and entertainment company, specializing in media distribution and 1091 Pictures, a digital and theatrical distribution company. From 2015-2016, Stein was the Senior Vice President, Growth Investments of MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc., a company that acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of public and private companies across various industry segments.  In that role, Stein’s focus was on building and investing in digital media and technology-enabled businesses. Through MacAndrews and Forbes, Stein also served as President of New Media and Corporate Development at Deluxe Entertainment (a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews of Forbes), responsible for Corporate Development, M&A, Strategy, Digital Media and Innovation.

Chuck Goldwater

President, North America

For over two decades, Chuck Goldwater has served as a senior executive in the entertainment and cinema exhibition industry which has earned him incomparable industry-wide trust and respect. As President, North America for MetaMedia, Goldwater draws upon his broad understanding and deep connections to exhibitors and studios across the country to create a robust network of exhibitor and studio partnerships for MetaMedia. He also applies his knack and experience for building successful entertainment startups to MetaMedia's growing infrastructure and success.

Prior to MetaMedia, Goldwater was co-founder and CEO at cinema chain New Vision Theaters. Before that, Goldwater served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Carmike Cinemas, which acquired Digiplex Destinations, a cinema chain where Goldwater served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. At New Vision, Carmike, and Digiplex, Goldwater was an energetic and effective advocate for alternative programming and “event cinema” as a means of increasing seat utilization and creating incremental revenue for exhibitors. Before Digiplex, Goldwater was President of Cinedigm (formerly known as AccessIT), the company credited with deploying the first digital cinema infrastructure and electronic delivery network. Previously, Goldwater was selected by the then seven largest Hollywood studios to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Cinema Initiatives (“DCI”), a joint venture that created the industry-wide specifications and the technical quality and security architecture for digital cinema systems. Goldwater was also inducted into the industry’s ShowEast Hall of Fame and is a Will Rogers/Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation Board Advisory Member.

Shaiwal “Shay” Priyadarshi

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

A dynamic inventor with over a dozen patents, Shaiwal "Shay" Priyadarshi is a trusted leader and mentor to high-performing tech teams, executives and business partners. For over 25 years, Priyadarshi has assembled and led front-end and back-end engineering teams, developed market-leading products and intellectual property that spans from embedded systems and data centers to leading cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud. As chief technology officer (CTO) for MetaMedia, Priyadarshi continues to maintain his exemplary track record of overseeing innovative products from concept to delivery.

Prior to MetaMedia, Priyadarshi was CTO of IMAX Home, where he developed the world's highest-quality, internet-delivered video playback system needed to support IMAX Corporation’s pioneering technologies. Before IMAX, he served as CTO of PRIMA Cinema where he led the research, development and approval processes of the world's first and only movie service that was authorized to distribute new Hollywood movies to private home theaters. And previous to PRIMA Cinema, he worked as director of engineering at DivX, where he led the development of new technologies that power many leading streaming services today. Priyadarshi received his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.