CenterStaging Corp. has promoted industry veteran Paul "Schmidi" Schmidman to president. He most recently served as COO, which he held since July of 2006. Schmidman will continue to serve as COO, and will be based in the company's headquarters in Burbank, Calif.
In his new role, Schmidman will lead the development and management of CenterStaging and rehearsals.com's worldwide studio services and high-definition digital strategy. He will also oversee and manage day-to-day company operations and create new media products, and work to enhance the company's stance in the entertainment world and Hollywood community.
Along with Schmidman's promotion, the CenterStaging board of directors has elected Johnny Caswell, formerly president, as chairman of the board. Additionally, CEO Roger Paglia becomes vice chairman of the board.
Prior to joining CenterStaging, Schmidman held numerous positions at AOL LLC, including senior VP, executive corporate relations, office of the chairman and CEO. The 30-year vet has also held various positions within television, motion pictures, music, and digital and entertainment.