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Fork Films Makes New Appointments


New appointments have been made at New York-based Fork Films.

The appointments involve Jess Kwan, now the Chief Operating Officer.

The company has promoted Kat Vecchio to Chief Creative Officer, entertainment portal, Deadline, reported.

According to reports, the two appointees are to work with Disney to set overall strategic and organizational goals for the company.

They are expected to oversee new and current projects, support their distribution and impact campaigns and supervise all organizational aspects of the company, according to report.

In her new role, Ms. Kwan is expected to lead Fork’s business strategy which includes exploring new potential business, greenlighting projects and consulting on distribution and financing strategies.

According to Abigail Disney who is leading Fork Films, “I am thrilled to be able to work with these two brilliant and creative women to amplify the work being done by our talented team at Fork Films.”

She added that “Their dedication and drive will help support many projects through this trying time and help our artists bring their stories to life for audiences to find both solace and hope.”

Ms. Kwan is believed to have been in the entertainment industry for more than 10 years.

She had previously worked at Evamere Entertainment and Focus Features.

Until her latest appointment, African Entertainment understands that she had served as VP at Archer Gray where she worked on documentaries such as TransMilitary and A Taste of Sky.

Vecchio on the other hand, has reportedly been with Fork since 2010, serving as its Director of Grantmaking since 2013.

She is expected to develop and oversee Fork’s strategic fundraising, awards qualification and communication strategy.

Fork Films was established in 2007 and has since reportedly funded over 100 documentary films including the Academy Award-nominated films Strong Island, The Square, Sun.

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