31 July 2023

ILP Expands Board with
Accomplished Publishing and Entertainment Executives

ILP Adds Milena Alberti-Perez, former Penguin Random House CFO, and Sandy Climan Founder and CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures, as Directors

International Literary Properties (ILP), the global company that invests in, acquires, manages, and enhances literary estates, today welcomes two distinguished directors to its board: Milena Alberti-Perez, former Penguin Random House Global Chief Financial Officer, and Sandy Climan, Founder and CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures.

“These exceptional directors underscore ILP’s ongoing commitment to creative and commercial excellence in all parts of its global business. Milena and Sandy bring unparalleled business acumen, expansive experience in publishing and entertainment, and a shared commitment to creating a comfortable space for writers and creators. We believe these appointments will accelerate our effort to bring best-in-class executives to the management of literary legacies” said Scott Hoffman, CEO of ILP.

Milena Alberti-Perez is a seasoned financial, media, and technology executive with over twenty years of experience in book publishing and digital companies. She was a long-time executive at Penguin Random House (PRH), where she rose to become Global and US Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2017.

Alberti-Perez currently serves on the Board of Directors of NPR, Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), Digimarc (NASDAQ: DMRC), Overdrive, Jumpstart and the Wild Bird Fund. She was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Getty Images, the world’s leading visual content company. Prior to this, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of MediaMath, a demand-side platform for programmatic marketing and advertising. Alberti-Perez worked in a variety of executive roles at PRH for over 15 years, serving as the head of Corporate Development/M&A from 2010 to 2015, and as Director of Spanish Language Publishing from 2004 to 2010. Alberti-Perez began her career in financial analyst and research roles at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

“ILP is uniquely positioned to create substantial value for authors and playwrights by expanding their rights and platforms globally, and I am thrilled to be joining ILP’s talented team at this exciting moment for the company,” said Milena Alberti-Perez.

Sandy Climan is the Founder and CEO of Entertainment Media Ventures, a Los Angeles based strategic advisory and media investment company. Prior to founding Entertainment Media Ventures, Climan served as Corporate Executive Vice President and President of Worldwide Business Development at Universal Studios, where he oversaw corporate international strategy, strategic marketing, and five studio operating divisions.

Previously, Sandy served on the senior management team at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he founded CAA’s corporate practice. During this time, he was also a senior talent agent, representing Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, Danny DeVito, and director Michael Mann, as well as many prominent film and television production companies.

Climan was the Executive Producer of the first digital live-action 3D feature film, U2 3D, and Producer of The Aviator, for which he was awarded a British Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Climan serves on several charitable boards, including the American Cinematheque, the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Society, and the World Arts Forum, the arts and cultural initiative of the World Economic Forum.

“I could not be more enthusiastic about working with the ILP team as they create new programs to economically support authors and promote great literary works to a global audience,” said Sandy Climan.

“Sandy and Milena have top tier experience in the entertainment and publishing industries, respectively. I am excited about the opportunities they will help create for the authors and literary estates that we own and invest in, and we look forward to continuing ILP’s momentum, which will be accelerated by their networks, expertise, and experience,” said Hilary Strong, ILP CEO, UK and Europe.

Alberti-Perez and Climan add their considerable skills and experience to ILP’s multi-talented board of executives from the Publishing, TV, Film, Theater and Financial industries, which includes Ted Green, Executive Chairman and Founder; Bob Benton, Director and Founder; Scott Hoffman, President, CEO and Founder; Hilary Strong, CEO – UK & Europe and Founder; Martin Gilbert, Non-Executive Director; and Mike Kelter, Non-Executive Director.