Alchemy is making some big changes to support its rapid growth, starting by hiring Scott Guthrie as its Chief Operating Officer. In the role, Guthrie will oversee several of Alchemy’s divisions, including Strategy & Planning, Operations, IT and Human Resources, and he will report to Alchemy CEO Bill Lee, who made the announcement today.
Guthrie has held senior positions with several global entertainment and consumer product companies, including serving as EVP of Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment, where he was responsible for the sales and marketing for leading home entertainment brands such as Paramount, Dreamworks, MTV, Nickelodeon, CBS and Showtime. During his tenure with Viacom, Guthrie also served as EVP and General Manager of MTV Games.
With Guthrie focused on Operations, Alchemy’s Jim Jenkins will transition to the role of Executive Vice President of Strategic Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions. The company has also hired Norbert Hudak to serve as Senior Vice President of Affinity Pods and Business Development, through which he will develop, acquire and maximize Alchemy’s action, horror, faith, family, urban and documentary slates.
“In just under a year Alchemy has grown to be a leading distributor across multiple platforms and we recognized the need to expand our corporate executive team to meet the demands of our burgeoning infrastructure,” said Lee in a statement. “Scott is the perfect fit for the role with a tremendous background in building profitable global business models throughout his career. Along with Scott and Jim, who has already proven to be invaluable to Alchemy, Norbert’s addition to the team will further bolster our diverse slate as we continue to expand our presence worldwide.”
Upcoming Alchemy releases include “Love,” “Mia Madre” and “The Lobster.”