Valdez named Maya co-chair

Martinez to be head of business affairs

Jeff Valdez, the former CEO and chairman of SiTV, has been named co-chairman of Maya Entertainment, Moctesuma Esparza’s production, distribution and exhibition company. In addition, Jose Martinez has left Palm Pictures to become Maya’s head of business affairs.

Maya Releasing, the company’s fledgling distribution arm, will be led by new hires Michael Harpster and Kevin Benson, who will serve as chief operating officer and president, respectively.

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