Simon Philips, who currently holds the position of Managing Director, Global Consumer Products at Moonbug Entertainment and is well-known in the international entertainment as an experienced “veteran”, joins the board of Falcon’s Beyond (formerly: Falcon's Creative Group). In the past, Philips held several executive positions, including President of Marvel Entertainment International and Executive Vice President & General Manager of the The Walt Disney Company (EMEA).
“[…] We have the IPs and we can create, distribute, and optimize content across many platforms simultaneously. As we develop multiple touchpoints, we can rapidly grow a very successful consumer products program. Then we have the unmatched opportunity to take all of that into immersive theme park spaces around the globe – at unprecedented speed. This transmedia superpower sets Falcon’s Beyond apart from its competition. No one else can do what Falcon’s Beyond can. It’s disruptive, it’s progressive. Falcon’s represents the future of engagement in IP,” comments Philips.
Cecil D. Magpuri, CEO of Falcon’s Beyond, says, “Having Simon Philips join the team is an undeniable testament to our vision. Falcon’s goes way back with Simon, starting with major Marvel projects in Korea and Dubai, and he understands that great storytelling is at the heart of everything we do. Simon brings over 30 years of incomparable experience and insight to the game. Again and again, he has proven his ability to see the future of global entertainment. Incredible things are on the horizon.”
The new Katmandu™ Punta Cana theme park in the Dominican Republic is scheduled to open this fall – one of the major projects Falcon’s Beyond is currently realizing. (eap)