LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's largest online, phone and mobile movie ticketing and entertainment destination, has appointed Stacey Olliff to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, starting today. Olliff will oversee legal matters, business affairs, corporate development and corporate governance, reporting directly to Chuck Davis, Chairman and CEO of Fandango.
Previously, from 2000-2006, Olliff was General Counsel of Shopzilla, Inc., the Web's largest, most profitable and fastest-growing comparison shopping site, and where Davis also served as CEO from 1999 to 2005. Together with the rest of Shopzilla's management team, they helped build Shopzilla into an industry leader and bring the company to its successful sale in June of last year to The E.W. Scripps Company for $525 million.
Previous to Shopzilla, Olliff practiced corporate and transactional law for over 20 years at Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP in Beverly Hills, CA, where he represented numerous companies and entrepreneurs involved in a variety of entertainment-related businesses, including film studios, recording studios, entertainment executives and artists.
Stacey graduated cum laude from the Harvard Law School in 1978, where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, after receiving his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida in 1974. Following law school and until 1981, he practiced banking and finance law at the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
"I am very excited about my new role at Fandango and the opportunity to be reunited with Chuck Davis from my tenure at Shopzilla," says Olliff. "I'm looking forward to helping the Fandango team continue to build on their industry-leading foundation in creating the premier lifestyle brand for entertainment fans."
"We are harnessing the power of Fandango's brand, strength with exhibitors and unbeatable ticketing engine to grow the company," says Chuck Davis, Chairman and CEO of Fandango. "I've worked very closely with Stacey for many years with winning results. He is exactly the kind of talent Fandango needs to continue catapulting Fandango's brand, site and company to the next level."
Fandango, the nation's largest movie ticketing service, sells tickets to more than 14,000 screens and 1,200 theaters. One of the Web's top movie destinations (according to Nielsen//NetRatings), Fandango entertains and informs moviegoers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and buy tickets up to 45 days in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com.
Fandango theater partners include the nation's leading exhibitors: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, CineArts Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Colorado Cinemas, Crown Theatres, Flagship Theatres, Galaxy Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres, Majestic Crest Theatre, R/C Theatres, Signature Theatres, Wallace Theaters and Wehrenberg Theatres.
Web site: http://www.fandango.com/