Women in Home Entertainment 2020: The 12 Captains Talk Career Paths, Highlights and Tough Calls [MPN]

Women in Home Entertainment 2020: The 12 Captains Talk Career Paths, Highlights and Tough Calls [MPN]

By Thomas K. Arnold

August 19, 2020 | Media Play News asked the 12 “captains” in our third annual Women in Home Entertainment issue to participate in a detailed Q&A about their careers and the challenges of COVID-19, which truly has made 2020 a year like no other. We also asked some fun questions to liven, and lighten, things up. An abridged Q&A appears in the August 2020 print and digital edition of Media Play News. The full Q&A has been broken down into three sections, running here on consecutive days. This is the first part, on their career paths and highlights.

The 12 “captains” are: Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max; Kelly Campbell, President, Hulu; Agnes Chu, SVP, Content, Disney+; Andrea Downing, Co-President, PBS Distribution; Kathleen Gallagher, Executive Vice President and Managing Director – North America, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Hilary Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content, Netflix; Dametra Johnson-Marletti, General Manager, Digital Store Category Management, Microsoft Corp. (pictured); Kim Overall, EVP, Consumer Insights and Innovation, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Jessica Schell, EVP and General Manager, Film, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; Amy Jo Smith, President and CEO, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group; and Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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