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This page is a running feed of production job changes. Send us your moves by sending us the key info (and/or a press release) to and we'll do our best to post newsworthy below the line job changes here and in the newsletter.

As of July 23, 2024

Paramount hired Geoff Stier as EVP of Production….

Drew Shearer was named CFO at Sony Pictures with Philip Rowley stepping down....

Jesse Ehrman is Warner Bros. Pictures' new President of Production and Development; Cate Adams, Peter Dodd, and Sheila Walcott were also promoted to SVP there....

Jameson Parker became CEO of Lighthouse Pictures following the company’s acquisition by Martini Film Studios….

Whitney White became EVP of Development at Wheelhouse Entertainment's Butternut Media and Liz Fine was promoted to EVP of Programming….

Zee Studios appointed Anjali Raina as Head of Production….

Khaliah Neal joined Color Force as Head of Film….

Higher Ground hired Jessie Dicovitsky as Head of Television….

Amid expansion plans, Laugh Factory has hired David Fuhrer and John Weiser to take on senior leadership roles within the company….

Anne Chérel was promoted chief commercial officer of Studiocanal….

After her departure from Amazon MGM Studios, María José Rodríguez became managing director of Mediapro Studios' Spanish production company Globomedia….

Jang Kyung-Ik was appointed as CEO of Studio Dragon.

As of July 11, 2024

Peter Oillataguerre became Head of Feature Film Production for Amazon MGM Studios in a new role for the company….

Disney Branded Television hired Christine Mansfield as Head of Post Production & Innovation….

As CEO Danny Glover steps down, Louverture Films adds Melony Lewis and Adam Lewis as principal partners and Frank Lehmann as CFO….

Australian production company VicScreen introduced Sarah Bond as First Peoples Strategic Lead and Katy Roberts as Production Executive….

After just six months in the position, Universal International Studios head Roma Khanna confirmed her departure from the company….

Ava DuVernay’s Array Now hired MJ Caballero as VP of Physical Production, Eric Fisher as Manager of Digital Production, and Meredith Shea as Crew’s Director of Industry Relations….

Kirby Adams joined Miramax as Head of Physical Production…. Hangtime International Pictures hired co-founder of Rebel Park Productions Jessica Malik as Head of Development, with the two companies planning to establish a partnership in the near future….

Tomorrow Studios promoted Alissa Bachner to EVP of Development and hired Josh Bratman as Head of Features....

Deanna Barillari was named SVP of Development and Production at Linden Productions, where Mia Samuels was also promoted to Creative Executive.

As of June 25, 2024

Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean promoted promoted Addison Sharp to its Head of Development and Production….

Rock’n Robin, Robin Roberts’s production company, named Reni Calister its new Chief Content Officer and Quanny Carr as Director of Development….

Former Nickelodeon and 9 Story executive Mary Pritchard joined Titmouse as VP of Production….

Hannah Minghella is joining Netflix to head feature animation and live-action, and Sharon Taylor is returning to head production on feature animation….

Nadia Afiari joined Mitre Studios as Director of Production….

Tony Armer joined Talon Entertainment as its Head of Physical Production….

Nikki Cooper was promoted to VP, Television at Berlanti Productions….

Margaret Conway was named Head of Physical Production for TV at StudioCanal….

Production and post production company Picture North has added Mac Hedges as EP.

As of June 12, 2024

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s studio, Westbrook, Inc., named Denise Bailey-Castro as CFO….

Brian Weinstein will be the co-CEO of 3 Arts Entertainment and Senior Advisor to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer….

Bernadette Spear joined commercial/infomercial production company Good Times as Executive Producer….

Nuno Pereira is the new VFX Supervisor at Unit, the London post production and VFX company…. Sibling Rivalry, the brand studio and production company, has brought on David Brickel as managing director and EP….

Level Forward has named Carmelyn P. Malalis as its new (and first) Head of Impact….

UK-based virtual production company Final Pixel promoted Hanah Draper to Chief Innovation Officer….

European VFX studio Milk added Katy Mummery as its new head of production….

Jess Biddle has joined Something Happy Productions as VP of Film & TV.

Layoffs are starting at Paramount: UK-based Paramount International kids & family execs Chris RoseAda

As of May 29, 2024

Carol Turner was promoted to Head of Production at Disney Entertainment TV, where she’ll oversee physical production….

1stAveMachine promoted Christos Mountzouros to post-production EP and named James Okumura Executive Producer….

UK post-production house Creep promoted Libby Orrett to Head of Post Production….

Frida Torresblanco and Frank Murray have launched a new production company, Hangtime…. 

Alysse Bezahler is the new SVP of Production at Topic Studios….

Ben Pugh is the new President of Production at 42 after cofounder Rory Aitken announced his departure….

Nancy Eagle has joined Allen Media Group as SVP for Business and Legal Affairs….

Spiffy Pictures, the Chicago-based studio behind kids’ television productions Nature Cat and Donkey Hodie, has promoted one of their own, Caroline Bandolik, to Production VP….

Skydance Sports has hired two former Amazon MGM executives, appointing Nancy Cotton as the new EVP of Television, and Sandino Moya-Smith as SVP of Feature Films. They have also promoted Danette Trosclair from Television to the new EVP of Production….

Former Nickelodeon Senior Vice President, DreamWorks head of Physical Production, and Sony Pictures Animation VP of Production Mark Taylor has joined the advisory board of God’s Gang Ltd.

As of May 14, 2024

Britt Hennemuth joined Universal as their new SVP of Production Development and Special Projects…

Erik Osterholm, Michael Simkin, Omar Mullick, and Carrie Kaylor are joining forces to launch a new production company, Ultra Boom Media….

Allan Mandelbaum is the new VP of Features at Imagine Entertainment…. Two exits and an expansion at Warner Bros Animation and Cartoon Network Studios: EVP and GM Ed Adams will retire, Head of Production Bobbie Page will leave, and Matt Matzkin will vacate his role as EVP of Business Operations and Production for Warner Bros Unscripted Television to oversee production at WBA and CNS….

Craig Bernstein is leaving his role as head of the physical production department at A3 to start a physical production department at Paradigm….

Bruce Anderson is the new Head of Production at Skydance Animation….

Thayer Juergens joined A Higher Standard, Jeffrey Greenstein’s new sales and production company, as Head of Development for Film & Television

As of April 30, 2024

IAG added two agents to its Physical Production Group: Allison Irvin (brought over from Zero Gravity Management) and Natalia González (internal promotion)....

Elysa Koplovitz Dutton is now is EVP of Theatrical Film Production at Alloy Entertainment….

Caravan named Head of Production Michelle Wheeler an Executive Producer as well….

Miramax’s Motion Picture Group named Becky Sloviter its new President. She’ll work with new CEO Jonathan Glickman, who took over earlier this month after Bill Block left….

Mattel TV Studios has brought over Cory Bennett Lewis from Bad Robot to be its new Head of Production….

Gary Goodman has a new deal to continue as EVP of Worldwide Production of Lionsgate….

Jon Oakes joined Hammerstone Studios as President of Production and Development….

Igal Svet is the new Head of Documentaries at Blackfin

26 Keys, Noah Hawley’s Austin-based production company, has two new hires: Michael Garcia as President and Maddy Bilder as Project Director.

As of April 17, 2024

Destin Daniel Cretton is launching a new production company named “Hisako”.

Jeyun Munford, former SVP of Production Development at Universal, is joining him as president of the new company….

Sports fans, ESPN’s EVP of Production Norby Williamson is stepping down…. TV head Morgan Hertzman is the latest casualty at Vice….

Adam Levine, Brandy Rivers and Michael Hepburn are leaving Industry Entertainment to start a management and production company, Amplified….

Jeremy Gold, Blumhouse TV president of production, is leaving to start his own Gold Company….

Wattpad Webtoon continues to grow, naming Jason Goldberg head of film….

Stephen Belden from More/Medavoy launched his own management and production company, Death Wish Entertainment….

Chris Brearton is out at MGM+ and MGM Alternative TV….

A bunch of Half Yard Productions execs are joining Lionsgate Alternative TV: Nicole Sorrenti, San Heng, and Brittany George….

Nirokhi Raychaudhuri is the new SVP of film at New Regency. 

As of April 4, 2024

Tim Clawson stepped down as Head of Worldwide Production and Post at Amazon MGMKim Rach is Head of Production and Peter OiIlataguerre is Head of TV there...

Warner Bros Pictures Animation hired Kim Mackey as EVP of production and Jessie Carbonaro as VP of production talent. ... 

LourdesDiaz became a partner and board member at AGC Studios. ... 

Nathan Fillion launched a new production company, Collision33. His longtime partner Michelle Chapman joined him. ... 

Jonathan Yunger became the sole president at Millenium Media when Jeffrey Greenstein left and launched a new production and sales company called "A Higher Standard." ...

For those considering branching out, Gene Rogers became SVP of Production and Operations for Lionsgate's "Global Products and Experiences" group. He creates games and live, immersive events based on Lionsgate productions. ...

Samantha Racanelli was named president of production for Dakota Johnson's and Ro Donnelly's TeaTime Pictures. ...

Mike BlanchardLucasfilm's VP of post-production, is stepping down after 30 years.

Send us your moves (and/or a press release) to and we'll do our best to post newsworthy below the line job changes here and in the newsletter.