Jason Wald has joined Neon as VP of acquisitions and production and will play a role in curating the slate as the company continues to grow its production business.
Wald most recently served as the director of acquisitions at Searchlight Pictures and moved to the studio from Hulu, where he oversaw independent film licensing partnerships and strategy and helped launch Hulu Original Films.
He will report to EVP of acquisitions and production Jeff Deutchman. Prior to Hulu, Wald served as manager, acquisitions and distribution at RADiUS-TWC. He started his career at Cinetic Media in New York.
Neon recently released Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner Titane and the upcoming slate includes Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee, Pablo Larrain’s Spencer starring Kristen Stewart, and Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman. The company recently acquired worldwide rights to Beba by Rebeca Huntt and The End, which will star Tilda Swinton, George Mackay, and Stephen Graham and is scheduled to commence production in 2022.