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Yahoo GM, EIC Moves Over to Hollywood Reporter

Film editor Gregg Kilday, senior editors Alex Ben Block and Borys Kit and the rest of The Hollywood Reporter film team have a new colleague starting today. He is Sean Phillips (pictured), making the jump after a long and illustrious stint with Yahoo.

From Janice Min‘s internal communiqué:

I’m very pleased to announce that Sean Phillips is joining us as executive producer of THR.com’s movies coverage. As such he’ll be responsible for expanding our digital coverage of movies with a particular focus on growing our already-expanding consumer audience.

Sean has significant experience in this area. While at Yahoo over the last nine years, he has focused on content programming and worked closely with the sales and marketing teams to help expand the Yahoo! Movies audience from about 5 million monthly unique users to more than 32 million monthly uniques, and helped drive the business from $6-7 million in sales to $38 million annually.

In his most recent role as GM and editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Movies, the industry’s top movies-only website (he also ran Yahoo! Kids), Sean pioneered online video delivery as the first entertainment site to reach one billion video streams, and served as executive producer of all original video programs and special event coordination.

Another cool aspect of the Phillips hire is that he is also represented as voiceover talent by Abrams Artists. So who knows? Perhaps at some point in the not too distant future, his work will not just be seen but also heard on the THR website.

[Photo courtesy LinkedIn]

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