Searchlight raises Gwen to sr. VP

Fox ups veep to senior position

HOLLYWOOD — Fox Searchlight has upped VP Jill Gwen to senior vice president of finance and operations.

Gwen will continue to report to Fox Searchlight topper Peter Rice and Jane Waxman, senior VP of planning and control for Fox Filmed Entertainment.

Gwen joined Searchlight in 1996 as exec director of finance and administration and was promoted to VP of that department in 1999. She moved to finance and operations in 2002.

She previously worked at 20th Century Fox as director of international theatrical finance and administration.

Gwen was the keynote speaker last year at the Global Film Financing Conference in Cannes.

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