Michael Lang ’87
President, Lang Media Group
Mike Lang is President of Lang Media Group, an advisory and sponsor equity firm focused on the media space — both traditional and digital/technology. LMG advises clients on strategic issues, M&A, organizational needs and capital raises, as either an active Board member or strategic advisor.
During the last few years, LMG has achieved significant success including: a $20 million capital raise for FilmTrack (SaaS rights management software company), the successful sale of the Harlem Globetrotters, the merger of social video company Cliptamatic with Now This News (Lerer Ventures new start-up, post Huff Post and BuzzFeed) as well as on-going consulting for such blue-chip clients as Universal Music Group, Chernin Entertainment and Bertelsmann
Before LMG, Lang’s operating experience was as the CEO at the film studio Miramax, taking a company with zero employees and low expectations to generating over $175 million in annual profit and $400 million+ in new multi-year license deals. Within 18 months, the Miramax investors earned most of their equity investment back via a debt refinancing. Prior to Miramax, Lang ran Business Development & Strategy for Fox Entertainment, reporting to CEO Peter Chernin, where his accomplishments included the creation of the online video site Hulu, the acquisition of MySpace and launching several new cable channels. Before Fox, Lang his own consulting firm and founded an early-stage Internet start-up. His media career started in the early 90s at The Walt Disney Company in Strategic Planning and several operating roles.
Lang earned his MBA at the Harvard Business School, graduating with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. His undergraduate degree is from Claremont McKenna College, where he currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Kravis Leadership Institute. Lang is also on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles, and was an Executive Producer on the film Living on One Dollar, a documentary exploring world poverty and micro-finance. He and his wife Laura have three children, twin ten-year old girls and a six-year old bo