Jason Reed has been named executive vice president and general manager of Walt Disney Studios International Productions, the studio announced on Wednesday.
Over fifteen years, the studio veteran rose from a creative associate at Hollywood Pictures to his most recent position as executive vice president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production.
“We’re pleased to have someone with Jason’s knowledge and experience take on this international role for The Walt Disney Studios,” Alan Bergman, president of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement. “One of our important and long-term strategic priorities is to grow international local productions and Jason’s skill set is perfectly suited to help us accomplish that goal.”
In this expanded role Bergman and Reed will be responsible for working closely with each country’s management to develop a comprehensive market strategy for the individual territories. He will lead a group working with the local teams on all creative and business-related aspects of creating new films including film and talent selection, deal-making and budget considerations.