Careers in Corporate HR with a focus on The Movie Industry (Lionsgate)

Entertainment Industry career guidance and path to being a recognized HR Leader with Ross Pollack.

Summary: Ross Pollack is a former Sony Pictures exec who also served as CEO of Hong-Kong based Celestial Pictures. He is currently the EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Lionsgate and is an experienced media executive with extensive global expertise in filmed content licensing, digital media creation & exploitation, business development and operations. Ross explores how to navigate the entertainment industry with a focus on corporate growth and development in the field of human resources. 

Ross Pollack Executive Profile: 

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ross oversees all aspects of human resources and administration for Lionsgate’s global operations including its joint ventures. He joined the Company in 2014 and is part of its corporate senior management team and Executive Committee reporting to Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer.

Ross has been a leading human resources, licensing and operations executive in the entertainment industry in the U.S. and internationally for more than 20 years. Between 2009 and 2012, he helped turn around Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures Limited as its CEO, restructuring the company’s operations, expanding its content distribution networks and achieving profitability. He was instrumental in orchestrating Celestial’s channels merger with Lionsgate, Saban Capital and Tigergate that formed the Celestial Tiger Entertainment platform in 2011.

What You Will Learn:

1:14 – Starting a business from scratch

3:56 – Key to roadmapping your business

6:21 – Don’t cave to the naysayers

8:32 – Milestones in your business

12:25 – Balance righteousness with marketing

13:05 – What will the next wave of innovation be

15:25 – Skipping traditional education/degrees

16:58 – How great corporations maximize talent

18:00 – How can companies succeed in multiple verticals 

19:14 – How to maximize your opportunity in a corporate environment

28:30 – Introducing Ross Pollack and evolution of HR at Lionsgate

38:30- Lionsgate commitment to diverse talent

43:20 – Challenges faced by Entertainment Companies

47:05 – Entertainment needs business people, not just actors

51:50 – Today, there’s an insatiable need for content

54:53 – Lionsgate’s secret sauce

58:13- Jason’s background

1:16:40 – Impacts of Climate Change

1:25:30 – Company Structure

Jason Dodier & Jaret Grossman
ross Pollack
EVP of Lionsgate
Recruiting, Management, Employee Training
60 Minutes