Zachary Studin Lands Lava Bear VP of Production Title

Jennifer Semler has also been promoted to director of production.

David Linde’s production and financing shingle Lava Bear has hired Zachary Studin as the company's vp of production.

At the same time, the company promoted Jennifer Semler to director of production.

The two will report to Tory Metzger, Lava Bear’s head of production.

Studin will be tasked with bringing in new projects and oversee development and production of the company’s slate. Semler will be involved in post-production aspects.

Studin worked as director of development at Lionsgate and prior to that, acted in the same capacity at Alli Shearmur's production unit. He was also an assistant to producer Scott Rudin.

Semler started with Linde as his executive assistant when Linde served as chairman for Universal Pictures.  Before that, she was a writers’ assistant at America’s Funniest Home Videos.