Michael Lee has more than 20 years experience in the Video, DVD and TV industry. After University, where he studied Business and Finance, Michael joined 20th Century Fox where he worked within the Video Rental and Retail home entertainment department. Gaining valuable film studio experience Michael worked on major films such as The Commitments, Blair Witch and the first retail release of the Star Wars trilogy.
In 1998 Michael was asked to set up the UK office of Nasdaq listed Rentrak Corporation. Over the next few years he went from Business development Director to UK Managing Director, becoming the youngest ever Director of the corporation working with all the major Hollywood studios in the UK and US.
In 2001 Michael was asked to join young and up-coming film distributor Momentum Pictures. Over the next six years Michael was a key part of the independent’s successful growth, particularly in taking them into the digital sector.
In 2007 Michael left Momentum to start digital and sales consultancy Control Entertainment using his many years of unrivalled experience helping Independent film
distributors and film-makers monetise their content and film rights. Today, Control Entertainment successfully manages content for over 25 UK and US film distributors.
Michael and Peter set up ‘The Movie Partnership’ in 2009 and have experienced significant growth since conception working with a current client base of over 80 UK and US film distributors and content owners with a combined catalogue of over 2000 feature films and documentaries.