NEW YORK, (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mega Media Group, a multimedia entertainment holding company based in Manhattan, announced today the official launch of Skeleton Key Entertainment, a division of the company focused on mainstream recorded music, talent management, music and book publishing, entertainment branding and new media ventures.
Skeleton Key's various divisions are run by the following executives:
Andrew Fuhrmann, Executive Vice President, Publishing Division: Fuhrmann formerly served as Vice President of Creative Affairs/General Manager for Universal Music Publishing, East Coast. Prior to his six year tenure at Universal, Fuhrmann was Senior Vice President of Creative Operations for the W&R Group and its affiliates.
Charles Suitt, Executive Vice President, Urban Entertainment: Suitt recently served as Vice President of Urban A&R for Universal Records and also recently served as independent A&R director for recording artist Jo-Jo's debut album. Prior to his work with Universal, Suitt was an independent talent manager.
Ric Aliberte, Executive Vice President, Pop/Rock Entertainment: Aliberte has owned and operated an independent New York-based management firm for over two decades, representing artists, producers and industry executives. He has also worked in such positions as Vice President of A&R for RCA Records and was National Promotions Executive for Elektra/Asylum Records.
Rene Arsenault, Vice President, Special Projects and A&R: Arsenault is a founding principal of Onda Productions, a company that has provided music to the fashion world for several years. Prior to his work with Onda, Arsenault was A&R Manager at Columbia Records.
Anette Sharvit, General Manager: Sharvit recently served as General Manager of Pookie Entertainment, an independent record label owned by producer and songwriter Raphael Saadiq, and simultaneously served as manager of the company's affiliated production company and recording studio. Sharvit also worked in international marketing at Universal Pictures.
The staff also includes: ML Harris, Vice President, Urban Entertainment and Marina Storonkin, Creative Director.
Mega Media Group's Chief Operating Officer, David Kokakis, an entertainment attorney formerly with Greenberg Traurig, LLP who specialized in representation of independent music companies, is also acting President of Skeleton Key Entertainment. Commenting on the announcement, Kokakis stated, "We have assembled an eclectic team of executives who are experts in their respective fields and who share a common vision of how to grow a full-service entertainment company. All involved are fiercely committed to establishing the company as a player in the industry and are working around the clock to close deals with top talent and key brands that will enable us to achieve that goal."