November 5, 2021 — (Venice, CA) – Leading entertainment company, Concordia Studio, founded by Davis Guggenheim and Jonathan King, in partnership with Laurene Powell Jobs and Emerson Collective, announced today the appointment of industry veteran Lori Rovner as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.
Rovner is responsible for overseeing all operational, business, financial and legal aspects of the company, as well as serving as key liaison with Emerson Collective. She reports to Guggenheim and King.
“We are a small but growing company, so Lori’s breadth of knowledge across multiple disciplines and her experience working on both the documentary and scripted sides of the business are incredible assets to us now. And her enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit is a welcome addition to the Concordia family”, commented Guggenheim and King.
“It is a dream opportunity to join Davis and Jonathan as the company grows into a multiplatform studio with an expanded production footprint and acclaimed slate of both non-fiction and narrative projects. I intend to continue to build on that momentum, working alongside the talented team at Concordia, as we endeavor into a most exciting future,” said Rovner.
Rovner has extensive industry experience having most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Business & Legal Affairs for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment. Before leaving to join Concordia, she successfully led Imagine’s business unit operations and deal-making ventures across Film and Television, Documentary, Kids + Family, Brands, International, Television Studios, and Artist Management divisions. She also managed all aspects of the company’s legal strategy, policy and procedure.
Previously, Rovner spent several years as Skydance Media’s SVP and Deputy General Counsel where she served as chief in-house counsel on corporate matters as well as oversaw all business & legal affairs for the company’s live action and animated television divisions. During her tenure, Rovner led all business related to production of the Emmy award-winning series, “Grace & Frankie” and was instrumental in securing its 7th and final season renewal. She has also held posts at Fox 21 Television Studios, Lionsgate Entertainment, and began her career as a litigator. Rovner earned a J.D. from USC Gould School of Law and graduated with honors from University of California, Berkeley. She is mom to Marco (7) and Zara (6).