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MarVista hires Playster exec as distribution director

MarVista Entertainment has hired Playster’s content acquisitions executive Michol Hatwan as its new director of distribution, as it expands its business across distribution and marketing.

Hatwan will be responsible for sales in the US and Canada and report to Jody CiPriano, head of global distribution at MarVista.

At Playster, the all-in-one entertainment subscription service, Hatwan managed multi-territory film, television, music and digital publishing acquisitions.

MarVista has also hired Stephanie Dillard as marketing director, where she will oversee campaigns for the company’s programming across domestic, international and emerging platforms.

Further, MarVista’s SVP of operations, Candace Johnston, will now also spearhead a newly-launched revenue operations team.

“As we continue our aggressive growth strategy focusing on a market and client driven approach, further fueling our content pipeline across genres for all platforms, it’s also important that we build and hone the teams that drive our revenue streams,” said MarVista CEO Fernando Szew (pictured).

“Candace’s expertise will ensure consistent management of our client relations and business development. Michol and Stephanie also bring a wealth of expertise to their respective positions as we continue to build an infrastructure to effectively manage our rapid growth while maintaining superior client service.”