New senior veep recently at Launch.com

IFilm Networks has hired Jim Hughes, former senior veep and G.M. of online music site Launch.com and co-founder of E! Online, as senior veep to handle online marketing, production and product development duties.

Based out of iFilm’s Hollywood offices, Hughes will report to iFilm CEO Kevin Wendle.

“Jim Hughes is one of those rare individuals with wide-ranging experience in both the entertainment industry and the Internet,” Wendle said. “His superior management skills and unique insights into the future of digital entertainment make him an excellent addition to our senior management team.”

Most recently, Hughes was senior veep and general manager of Launch.com.

He was also veep of marketing and creative development at E! Online, which he helped found, and was director of promotions at parent cabler E! Entertainment Television.

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