CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JESSE J. WEINER
Jesse Weiner is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Moregain Pictures, Inc., a company which develops, produces, and distributes cutting-edge and engaging content for television and film worldwide. He became chairman of the board and CEO on June 21, 2018. Weiner joined Moregain Pictures in October 2017 as general counsel. From October to June, he also led Moregain Pictures’ enterprise-wide strategy, which identified key areas of focus for the company. His direction contributed to Moregain Pictures’ expansion and public listing.
From 2014 to 2017, Weiner was a partner with the Yingke Law Firm – China’s largest domestically owned firm – at their Beijing headquarters. While at the firm in Beijing, his main practice areas were general corporate, foreign direct investment, and mergers and acquisitions. He brokered and helped structure countless international joint ventures and strategic partnerships, including the slate financing deal valued at $1.5billion between Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co. Ltd and Lionsgate.
Weiner also represents clients in the entertainment sphere, having represented financial institutions, mezzanine investors, production companies and equity providers in motion picture, television, digital financing and co-financing, and other corporate transactions. He’s also advised borrowers, distributors, content creators, high-net-worth individuals, funds and others involved in various aspects of the production, financing and distribution of film, television and digital content.
Weiner began his career in the music business as a composer/conductor after receiving a master’s degree in music from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. He also earned his B.A. from Emory University, and J.D. from the George Washington University Law Center.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Richard Pao, age 72, has extensive experience in the taxation and accounting fields. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Cal Poly University in 1969. He worked for UPS soon after graduation until 1978, and as manager in the tax department of ADP to 1982. Mr. Pao then decided to branch out on his own and opened his own accounting firm, which has been a very successful and fulfilling endeavor. While running his own firm, Mr. Pao also engaged in several ventures, the most successful of those being joining United National Bank as a director of the bank, and as chairperson of the internal audit committee. The bank was sold to a new investor in 1994. Mr. Pao continues practicing accounting until now.
Chief financial officer