MoviePass today announced two key additions to its business development team. Khalid Itum, an accomplished tech entrepreneur, investor, and advisor joins the company as vice president of business development; and former preferred content vice president, Zac Bright, has been appointed director of business development.
Itum joined MoviePass in a full-time capacity after three years of advising the company on business strategy and capital formation. In his current role, he is responsible for driving revenue through studio and independent distributor partnerships, brand partnerships, and will continue to support the company's efforts across the investor community.
Bright will further expand MoviePass' entertainment footprint and will oversee cross-functional partnerships for MoviePass across the industry with filmmakers, content owners, distributors and film festivals.
Itum and Bright's hires come as MoviePass subscriptions continue to surge following the company's August $9.95 per month offering. Late last month, MoviePass announced that it had surpassed 600,000 members.
"Both Itum and Bright bring years of experience and vast knowledge spanning the media, film and technology sectors," said MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe. "They both possess a proven track record putting deals together that will not only help MoviePass accelerate its industry footprint, but will also benefit the overall entertainment ecosystem. As we continue to build out our company leadership, we are demonstrating our commitment to strengthening our relationships with the major studios, Hollywood's independent distributors and the filmmaker community at large."