Chief Executive Officer
Kyle is responsible for the development and growth of new business and developing key partner relationships within KDMG. Accountable for managing corporate sales goals and projections, Kyle also oversees the organization’s strategic business goals and workforce processes, while staying abreast of state-of-the-art technologies for both KDMG and the organization’s clients.
With over 18 years of experience working in the entertainment industry, Kyle is an expert within the niche areas of digital media, distribution and technology. He previously served as Head of Digital Distribution for Echo Bridge Entertainment where he oversaw the growth of the division within North America. A highly respected professional in the entertainment industry, Kyle worked in digital media from its inception at Warner Bros. where he oversaw VOD/PPV acquisitions for numerous high profile clients.
Kyle has served as a consultant for DeMatteo Monness, a guest lecturer for UCLA and Ithaca College, and as an expert source for notable industry media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Los Angeles Business Journal.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Film Production and a minor in Theater.
Vice President of World Wide Sales
Sherry is a highly accomplished and versatile sales professional with over 20 years of successful B2B experience. She is driven to help our clients meet their goals and objectives. Sherry develops and implements sales plans utilizing her knowledge of market conditions and key influencers to properly identify prospects and key decision makers while effectively applying and utilizing strategic selling practices and tactics. With excellent project management skills, Sherry successfully walks our clients through every step of the process.
Sherry effectively and consistently builds and maintains strong relationships with clients at all levels of an organization by understanding their needs and consistently providing timely and thorough responses to their inquiries and concerns.
Sherry has three children and three grandchildren, she is active in her church community and enjoys living in North Carolina with her husband Jack. Sherry holds two master degrees and is an accomplished baker who has won local competitions.
Advisor, Theatrical Releasing and Marketing
Mike’s career in the sales and marketing world of film and television started in 1982 with United Artists Theatres. His initial focus was domestic film programming until 1988 when he was promoted to the head of UA's National Film Department. As head of this department, Mike was responsible for coordinating content programming for the U.S. market, as well as handling all financial negotiations with major studios and independent film distributors.
Mike’s foundation as a film sales and marketing executive continued to develop as he was tapped to run UA's International Film Department in 1990. Leading that department required him to acquire content and distribute regional movies for each market. Mike was responsible for all of the major international markets including Mexico, South America, Asia and Europe.
In 1996 Mike was ready for his next big challenge. He had the vision to launch Arcangelo Entertainment, a privately held firm specializing in independent film marketing and distribution. Through Mike’s expertise, Arcangelo quickly built up a robust client base, including Televisa (Mexico), Roskinoprokat (Russia), Geneon (Japan) and many U.S.-based clients.
In 2004, Mike used his twenty-two years of industry experience to spearhead and co-found Freestyle Releasing. His expertise, industry knowledge and leadership helped Freestyle earn clients such as: Yari Film Group, After Dark Films, Vivendi Entertainment and Videocine. Mike personally oversaw and managed a multitude of film releases that varied in venue and market size. Among these projects were The Illusionist, which was released into 1440 theaters and grossed $40.1 million domestic, and the low-budget independent film, A Day Without A Mexican, which was released into 106 theaters and grossed $4.2M.
Chief Operations Officer
Casey is responsible for analyzing market trends and developing new ways to draw interest to KDMG. Possessing a keen talent for using her vision to expand KDMG's offerings, she also oversees the planning, development and implementation of the organization's marketing strategies, internal and external communications and public relations.
After graduating from CSU Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, Casey entered the fields of public relations, marketing and advertising. She previously served as founder of a boutique public relations firm for which she represented numerous entertainment and fashion clients, with a special focus on independent films and emerging designers.
Throughout her career, Casey has worked with some of the industry's most influential organizations including E! Entertainment, Nickelodeon, J. Paul Getty Museum, The CW Network, and Jenny Craig. She has been recognized for securing media placements in numerous notable media outlets including Entrepreneur, Vogue, The Hollywood Reporter, Time, Variety, People, Women’s Wear Daily, 944 Magazine, California Apparel News, Audrey Magazine, OC Metro, E! Entertainment and ABC News.
Director, Digital Distribution and Marketing
Shannon Godwin is the Director of Digital Marketing and Distribution at KDMG, where she plays an instrumental role in helping KDMG build and expand its acquisition vertical. Her responsibilities include managing platform and sub-distributor relationships, tracking metadata, overseeing social media marketing, and managing library titles.
A 20-year entertainment veteran, she uses the expertise she gained in both film distribution and book publishing to maximize sales and metadata systems across all platforms.
Before joining KDMG, Shannon served as the Director of Distribution at Vision Films, overseeing all aspects of VOD and DVD sales in the US and Canada. At New Video Group/Cinedigm, Shannon helped oversee the release of several Academy Award Nominated films and high-profile home video releases, including Secret of the Kells, Gasland, and World War II in HD. She partnered with major television networks such as A&E, History, Lifetime and Bravo on their home video releases, as well as established house brands Docurama and Arthouse Films.
During her years in the book publishing industry, Shannon spearheaded several multi-million dollar accounts for Random House, Penguin and Simon and Schuster, to name a few, and helped place numerous titles on the New York Times bestseller list across both adult and children’s genres.