EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s company announces string of key hires in marketing, sales, finance and business affairs.

Alex Walton and Ken Kao’s Bloom has announced a string of key hires in marketing, sales, finance and business affairs.

Beth McPhee arrives as EVP of international marketing and publicity and previously served as SVP in the same department at Exclusive Media and before that 10 years as vice-president of marketing at Focus Features International (FFI).

Christine Report joins as SVP of business affairs and was most recently senior council in business and legal affairs at Viacom and director of international business affairs at FFI.

Gabrielle Stewart becomes SVP of international sales and most recently worked at Exclusive Media as SVP of sales and before that served seven years as vice-president at FFI.

Former Film Finances Inc and The Bank Of Ireland executive James de Gallegos joins as VP of finance, while manager of international marketing Mallory Thomas held the same role at Exclusive Media.

Zach Gulch arrives from Lionsgate as manager of international sales.

The new hires will be based out of Bloom’s Los Angeles office effective immediately.

“We now have three films in post, two in production and a handful in pre-production since launching Bloom in May with The Sea Of Trees,” said Walton and Kao.

“Now with a healthy slate of films in varying stages of production, we are thrilled to expand our team with such passionate individuals.

Bloom introduce pre-sales at the EFM on Richie Smith’s Jadotville to star Jamie Dornan from Fifty Shades Of Grey and Guillaume Canet. The company is in production on Shane Black’s detective thriller The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling and Liza Johnson’s Elvis & Nixon with Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon.