Neon Names Jason Wald as Vice President of Production, Acquisitions

Jason Wald has joined indie film studio Neon as vice president of acquisitions and production.Wald joins the Oscar-winning shop from Searchlight Pictures.

He will report to Jeff Deutchman, executive vice president of acquisitions and production.

The company, behind hits like “Parasite” and “I, Tonya,” is seeking to ramp up original production in addition to curating its ongoing slate.At Searchlight, Wald served as director of acquisitions.

There he identified films for theatrical release and for streaming, via Searchlight’s output arrangement with Hulu.

Prior to that, he was a member of the inaugural film team at Hulu Originals in the role of senior content acquisitions manager.He was involved with fielding titles like “Palm Springs,” “Boss Level,” “Bad Hair,” “False Positive,” “Big Time Adolescence,” “Little Monsters” and the awards player “The United States vs.

Billie Holiday.” In his early years, Wald worked at the indie engine Radius-twc, where Neon

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