|By PR Newswire||
|September 22, 2016 11:12 AM EDT|
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kanopy, the leading on-demand streaming video service for higher educational institutions, today announced the addition of Jonathan Marlow as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).
Marlow's appointment comes at a time when Kanopy expands its focus of making independently-produced films more accessible to audiences. As CSO of Kanopy, Marlow will assume responsibility for the strategic direction of the organization's content, product and marketing departments. In this capacity, he will be forging new channels and markets for the service, beginning with Kanopy's launch into the public library market next week.
"From my initial acquaintance with Kanopy last year, there was an immediate affinity and alignment in our shared beliefs on the necessity of connecting diverse audiences with extraordinary films," stated Marlow. "It is exceptionally rewarding to collaborate with a phenomenal team and build upon the remarkable accomplishments that they have already achieved."
Marlow brings a wealth of experience in the film industry to Kanopy. Prior to his role as co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Fandor, Marlow was affiliated with numerous film festivals and non-profit film institutions. His background with technology-centric film distribution companies (notably Amazon, VUDU and others) has made him a frequent guest at events around the world to discuss issues relevant to a rapidly changing industry. Marlow is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Flaherty Film Seminar in New York and the Board of Directors of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.
"I have always admired Jonathan's genuine passion for film, along with his commercial approach to distribution. He will continue to deliver on our commitment to create a sustainable economy for the film industry while exploring new ways to find and serve the growing appetite for our unique collection of film," said Olivia Humphrey, CEO.
Professors and students can watch now. Visit www.kanopy.com
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides 12 million students and faculty with access to more than 26,000 films each year. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, the Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. Kanopy is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.kanopy.com
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