Zach Studin has joined John Wells Productions as senior vice president of features.

He will be responsible for bringing in new material, packaging new and existing projects and managing productions. He will report to Claire Rudnick Polstein, president of the motion picture division at John Wells Production.

Studin was previously at Lava Bear Films where he helped build the company’s slate and develop several of its projects including “The Story of Your Life,” which Paramount recently came on as a distributor with Amy Adams attached to star.

“We are delighted to welcome Zach to the company. He has exceptional taste, wonderful industry relationships and is respected throughout the creative community for his integrity and intelligence. Claire and I are looking forward to working with Zach for many years to come,” said John Wells.