The Company

Mill Creek Entertainment is the home entertainment industry’s leading independent studio for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital distribution. With direct sales pipelines to all primary retail and online partners, Mill Creek Entertainment licenses, produces, markets and distributes a dynamic array of film and television content to over 30,000 retail stores and thousands of websites reaching millions of customers across North America.

Mill Creek Entertainment’s expansive library includes Oscar®-winning theatrical feature films, Emmy®-winning classic and contemporary TV series, original documentary productions and pop-culture favorites that enlighten, educate and entertain.

Mill Creek Entertainment also owns and operates movieSPREE an on-demand transactional streaming service offering movie bundles, complete TV series and premium entertainment options with apps available on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android and iOS.

Mill Creek Entertainment is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sales Team

Pat McDonough
Executive VP - Sales/Marketing

Pat has over 20 years of sales and marketing expertise across the retail and digital marketplace with previous roles as Head of Digital Content Licensing for Pure Flix Digital and Senior VP/GM of sales leadership positions at eOne and Lionsgate Entertainment. He oversees the account management team and the strategic sales and digital initiatives for the company.
Hank Lawhead
Senior Director of Sales

Hank is a highly experienced sales executive, adept at creating new business, building permanent customer relationships and delivering profitable results.
Tom Simms
Director of Sales

Tom has over 20 years of experience in the Entertainment industry, with a focus on growth, management, and sales specific to Walmart. Prior to joining Mill Creek, Tom managed sales and corporate development for several independent studios both on the retail and digital sides. He played key roles in sales and account management at Anderson Merchandisers and Vivendi Entertainment.
Bruce Mueller
Director - National Accounts

Bruce has over 25 years of diverse experience in the home entertainment industry, having worked with such companies as Warner Home Video, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment and Cinedigm prior to joining Mill Creek Entertainment. With a relentless focus on developing new strategic partnerships and creating compelling DVD programs at retail, Bruce's exemplary sales leadership skills have garnered exceptional results for both national and regional retail accounts.

Product Development Team

Jeff Hayne
Vice President - Content Acquisitions & Digital Distribution

Jeff oversees all of Mill Creek's licensing, distribution and production efforts. Identifying and procuring intellectual properties, then working on the development, marketing and subsequent sales/distribution of the finished product.

He is responsible for managing and green-lighting all of Mill Creek's new productions; international distribution for broadcast, digital and home video; and digital licensing.

Jeff has been with Mill Creek since 2007.
Howard Zelener
In-house Counsel

Howard has over 30 years experience as a transactional entertainment and sports lawyer, including all aspects of the motion picture, television, music and home video distribution industries. His specialties include contract negotiation and drafting, and protection of intellectual property rights.