Kelly Jones

Int’l Business Relations & Operations Director kelly@thefilmverdict.com Kelly Jones, former Vice President of Production and Distribution at The Hollywood Reporter and veteran of entertainment magazines Variety, Billboard & Backstage. Kelly was entrusted with the launch and daily operations at all the festival Dailies around the globe. She also was a major player in the redesign of the The Hollywood Reporter, its global re-launch, digital news-room and business development strategist. Operationally. Kelly managed the global relationship with international and domestic printers and distributors, providing effective cost analysis to ensure daily profitability. As VP of Production and Distribution, Kelly managed festival dailies, weekly & daily magazines, including special editions and features. Kelly led teams up to thirty individuals. She effectively increased distribution, streamed line production, decreased costs, and worked with both clients and sales agents to increase overall efficiency and profitability. Kelly has a unique understanding of the overall importance of business relationships and effectively responds with genuine enthusiasm to create new platforms for the clients. She created the first 3-D Hollywood Reporter front cover for Sony Animation, introduced QR codes & developed cross platform strategies. Kelly was involved overseeing multiple launches and special projects, Award Season Partnerships, Awards Ceremony programs, catalogs, specialty publishing and conferences. Energetic, creative, entrepreneurial, strategist, analytical and fun are among Kelly professional attributes.