MarVista Entertainment has promoted Jennifer Westin to senior vice president, physical production, the company announced on Thursday.
In her new role, Westin will lead the recently formed physical production division and oversee production finance and post-production on all of MarVista's original films, series and other forms of entertainment content. She will report to MarVista's COO Tony Vassiliadis.
"With the significant increase of our development and production pipeline over the past few years, it's crucial for us to create a physical production division in support of our rapid expansion," MarVista CEO Fernando Szew said in a statement. "With Jennifer leading the team, we are in a position to provide efficient, cost-effective, centralized and superior levels of service to both the creative community and content platforms worldwide. And we are intentionally setting MarVista up for ongoing growth, expanding our physical production footprint around the world. International and cross-border productions is an area of growth for us and it has started to take shape through our strategic partnerships with Neshama Entertainment in Canada and Hemisphere Media Group in Latin America."
Westin has served as vice president of production for MarVista since 2017. She previously acted as an independent producer on projects including MarVista's Maggie Kiley-directed "Caught," which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and stars Anna Camp; the dark comedy "The Big Ask," starring Gillian Jacobs, Melanie Lynsey and Jason Ritter; and the ensemble comedy "Mutual Friends." Westin was also a Fellow in the Film Independent Producers Lab and the Berlinale Talent Project Market.
Elsewhere in the department, the company has also promoted Michael Rothman to vice president, physical production and appointed Michael Meilander to the role of director. MarVista's physical production division currently has a slate of over 60 movies shot around the globe in 2019.