Fandango names ex-Disney executive Paul Yanover as new president

Fandango, the fast-growing online movie ticket company based in Los Angeles, has named former Disney digital executive Paul Yanover to the newly created position of president.

Yanover will report to Nick Lehman, president of digital for NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks and Integrated Media. He will lead the company's overall business strategy, including growing its original content offerings across mobile, TV, and the Web and expanding partnerships with studios, Fandango said in a statement.

Rick Butler, Fandango's executive vice president and general manager, will continue to run the company's day-to-day operations, including managing relationships with exhibitors and other partners.

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