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Warner Bros. Home Video Names Jessica Schell Executive Vice President and General Manager, Film

The new exec will report to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment President Jim Wuthrich

Jessica Schell has been named Executive Vice President and General Manager of Film at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the company announced Thursday. She joined Warner Bros. this week and will report to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment President Jim Wuthrich.

In her new role, Schell will assume global responsibility for all operations related to the sales, marketing, distribution, finance and administrative functions of the studio’s film-based home entertainment releases, including both new theatrical titles and catalog films.

“Jessica has a strong background in new media and digital entertainment, which will be crucial to her new role as our industry focuses on transitioning consumers to digital media usage and ownership,” Wuthrich said in a statement. “She’s a great addition to our team, and I look forward to working with her.”

Prior to joining Warner Bros., Schell spent nine years at NBCUniversal, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Worldwide New Media and Digital Entertainment at Universal Pictures since late 2011. She has also held posts at Allen & Company and The Walt Disney Company.