Independent studio MarVista Entertainment has elevated Hannah Pillemer to the role of head of creative affairs whileLarry Grimaldi, former VP, also has been upped to SVP, Creative Affairs, and Todd Murata has been promoted to VP, creative affairs.
Pillemer has spearheaded the company’s indie film slate and now adds network television and digital content to her responsibilities at MarVista. She will be responsible for managing approximately 60 plus films per year, as well as television series and digital content across a wide range of genres and budgets. Her team includes Grimaldi, who has oversight of all original films for network and platform partners.
Murata continues to work on films in his new VP role, reporting into Grimaldi; and Neil Elman, VP of creative affairs, now spearheads the development of new genres and partnership models.
“Hannah, Larry and Todd have all made significant contributions to MarVista, earning themselves these well-deserved promotions,” said Szew. “Since joining MarVista over five years ago, Hannah has proven herself to be a talented and dedicated executive, capable of leading the development and production of an impressive slate of content, and, among other genres, under her direction, we have become the leading supplier of holiday movies. Garnering the respect and support of network executives as well as the creative community at large, Hannah is well supported by Larry and Todd, whose dedication and passion have instilled confidence in our partners and clients, and led to an expansion in the responsibilities of their positions."