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Content Acquisition Executive Award

Angela Northington
SVP, Content Acquisitions, RLJ Entertainment and General Manager, Urban Movie Channel

Angela currently serves as Senior Vice President, Content Acquisitions for RLJ Entertainment, overseeing the acquisition of content for the company’s urban division, as well as General Manager of the company’s own proprietary subscription VOD platform UMC – Urban Movie Channel (www.UrbanMovieChannel.com), launched by RLJ Chairman and BET founder Robert L. Johnson. The subscription channel specializes in video on demand content for African American and urban audiences.

Angela joined RLJE from REVOLT TV, the new music network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs which launched in the fall of 2013, introducing music-oriented content to REVOLT’s audience of young adults. There, Angela served as VP of Content Licensing & Acquisitions.

A seasoned entertainment executive, Angela has an extensive background in content strategy, acquisitions and development. Prior to REVOLT, Northington held previous positions at companies on the cutting edge of urban & specialty content distribution, including Codeblack Entertainment, Simmons Lathan Media Group (media company of industry mogul Russell Simmons and TV producer Stan Lathan), and Urban Entertainment (Time Warner). At each post, Angela was responsible for acquiring and building the company’s content library, as well as content distribution through digital rights licensing, broadcast licensing and International sales.

Angela is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.