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Echo Lake Entertainment has tapped Mary Jane Skalski as executive vp creative affairs.
In the newly formed position, Skalski, who will be based in New York, will work across both the management and production divisions, overseeing the company’s expansion of production in film and television. She will also help the company identify, sign and manage writers and directors.
“Mary Jane has produced an amazing body of work over the years and championed so many unique and talented filmmakers. We are excited for her to bring her wisdom, leadership and creativity to Echo Lake,” said the company’s president, Andy Spaulding.
CEO Doug Mankoff continued: “As much as we admire what Mary Jane has accomplished, we admire the way she has accomplished it. She has always been honorable, straightforward and down-to-earth. She will fit in beautifully at Echo Lake.”
Skalski, who will work alongside executive vp television Chris Davis, added, “Over the years I’ve admired the group that Andy and Doug and Mike Marcus have assembled at Echo Lake. It’s exciting for me to join a team that has incredible taste and integrity and that has built something that remains vibrant and vital through the test of time.”
Skalski is a veteran producer with credits that include The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win, Wilson, Hello I Must Be Going and Mysterious Skin. Her most recent film, American Animals, was released earlier this year in the U.S. by The Orchard.
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