The company is owned and operated by Chairman and CEO George Cooney
and Vice President, COO Chris Cooney.
Our founder George K. CooneyGeorge Cooney
is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EUE Screen Gems Ltd.Once a division of Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems and its assets were acquired by Mr. George Cooney
in July of 1983.Prior to acquiring the company, Mr. Cooney
served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Columbia's Screen Gems division.He
joined Columbia Pictures in 1965 and served in a number of sales and administrative positions before being named the Executive Vice President of the Screen Gems division in 1972.While serving as an executive at Columbia Pictures, Mr. Cooney
was also named Chairman of Bell & Howell/Columbia Pictures Video Services, an early pioneer in the home video industry.Today Screen Gems has production facilities in New York, Los Angeles and Wilmington, North Carolina.It produces commercials, television programming and films in locations throughout the world.Mr. Cooney
is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Medical College, Chairman at St. Theresa's Home for the Severely Retarded, and a Trustee and Treasurer of the Dr. I Fund Foundation.He
also serves on the board of Save Amateur Spots of the City of New York, the Cancer Research Center in Valhalla New York, and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Over the years, George Cooney
has held numerous seats on governmental and private industrial planning organizations and committees.Beginning in 1968, he
served as a member of the Film Advisory Committee to Vice President Hubert Humphreys and was on the Film Advisory and Promotion Committees of New York City for Mayors John V. Lindsay, Abraham Beame, and Edward Koch.As member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, he
served for several years on the Executive Film Committee.He
was also Chairman of the Motion Picture Labor Negotiations Committee from 1969 to 1978 and a Trustee of Harriman College and Will Rodgers Foundations.Mr. Cooney
was appointed by Governor Hugh Carey to the New York State Television & Motion Picture Board, and was recently appointed by Senator Ralph Marino to the Advisory Committee for the Development of Sports & Entertainment Facilities.
A graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Cooney
is a recipient of the Honorary Degree from the New York Medical College, and the Helen Hayes Humanitarian Award from St. Clare's Hospital.In 1978, he
was inducted into the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta by Pope Paul 11 and presently serves on its board of trustees.