The former evp of Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment will oversee several of Alchemy’s divisions including strategy & planning, operations, IT and human resources.
Guthrie will report to Alchemy CEO Bill Lee, who has moved Jim Jenkins from svp of business development and mergers and acquisitions to evp of strategic business development and mergers and acquisitions.
Besides Paramount, Guthrie also served as evp and general manager of MTV Games and led Disney’s North American sales and distribution functions for the home entertainment division. He most recently served as COO of online gaming platform Kizzang Sweepstakes and was president of SodaStream.
The company has also hired Norbert Hudak to serve as svp of affinity pods and business development through which he will build up Alchemy’s action, horror, faith, family, urban and documentary slates. The executive recently served as svp of marketing and brand management at Cinedigm Corp.