First female CEO at Korea's CJ Ent.


South Korea's biggest film company, CJ Entertainment, has upped Katharine Kim to CEO in a management shuffle aimed at ensuring stability in the face of the global economic downturn.

The first woman to head the Seoul-based company, Kim also will keep her two other titles: executive vp and head of international.

As CEO, she replaces Kim Joo-sung, who was made CEO of sister cable television company CJ Media.

Kim joined CJ in 2005 to handle DreamWorks' and Paramount's Korean distribution and CJ's U.S. co-productions like "August Rush" (2007). She previously worked at Columbia TriStar Film of Korea and Art Service.

Soomee Park in Seoul contributed to this report.