Scott Parish joined Alcon Entertainment in 2000 as Vice President of Finance to assist in building the Company into a leading motion picture producer and financier.He was promoted to CFO in 2004. In 2008, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He currently holds both titles, overseeing all finance, business affairs and operations for the Company.
Parish has raised over $100MM in production financing from all over the world including tax-advantaged subsidies in Germany, the U.K. and Canada. In May 2008, Parish served as the lead negotiator in a $550MM film financing facility with JP Morgan Chase to produce and finance 15 films over five years, which was re-financed in July 2011 on the strength of Alcon's theatrical performance from films like THE BLIND SIDE, BOOK OF ELI and P.S. I LOVE YOU.
Parish has 20 years of financial and operational management experience in the entertainment industry. Prior to joining Alcon, he spent six years at New Regency as Vice President of Finance and Operations and was a lead liaison in setting up and managing the $600 million Revolving Credit Facility through JP Morgan Chase.
Parish earned his B.S. in Transportation and Logistics in 1984 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK). He earned an MBA degree of the University of Tennessee in 1991. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
President of Alcon Television Group
Veteran television executive Laura Lancaster is the President of Alcon Television Group, the independently owned television studio and production division of Alcon Entertainment. Under her leadership, the Company has established an effective core strategy, developing a bold and innovative slate comprised of unique scripted content with a global market appeal across genre.
Since joining the company in January of 2016, Lancaster has overseen development and acquisitions for Alcon Television Group including the animated children's series Pete the Cat,a co-production with Appian Way currently in X production to be broadcast on Amazon. The popular book series has repeatedly reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for Picture Books with over 22 published installments including picture books, storybooks and songbooks.
Additionally, Alcon Television Group co-produced the upcoming highly anticipated HBO four-part documentary The Defiant Ones chronicling the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Each episode, set to air in 2017, features in-depth interviews with its subjects as well as with Bono, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Trent Reznor, Bruce Springsteen and others.
Prior to joining Alcon Television Group, Lancaster held several key development positions for major studios and networks including EVP of Drama Programming at NBC Network/Universal Television Studios and SVP of Drama Development at the Fox Broadcasting Co. During her tenure at both companies, Lancaster spearheaded the development of many culturally relevant hit series including Glee, House, Heroes, Friday Night Lights and Battlestar Galactica.