TCM and FilmStruck Announce Executive Promotions and New Hires


TCM and FilmStruck Announce Executive Promotions and New Hires

Pola Changnon Promoted To SVP of Marketing, Creative & Brand At
Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

E.B. O’Neill Named Sr. Director of Subscription Acquisition & Management For FilmStruck

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has promoted Pola Changnon to senior vice president of marketing, creative and brand and hired E.B. O’Neill as senior director of subscription acquisition for Turner’s first subscription-on-demand service, FilmStruck. Both executives are based in Atlanta and will report to Jennifer Dorian, General Manager of TCM and FilmStruck.

In her newly created role, Changnon is charged with the development of strategic, integrated marketing and social media plans and leading the creation of all image and design of experiential elements, products, premiums and marketing campaigns for TCM’s brand extensions as well as overseeing brand management, creative vision and design for TCM and FilmStruck. Changnon previously served a 10-year tenure as vice president and brand creative director for TCM.

“Pola has been vital to the growth of TCM; her creative vision, strong leadership and expansive knowledge and love for film make her one of the best in the business,” said Jennifer Dorian. “I’m thrilled to have her lead this cohesive team as we look towards the next chapter of expansion and growth for TCM.”

O’Neill joins Turner to lead the strategic planning and day-to-day operations of FilmStruck, including overseeing consumer outreach, acquisition, subscriber communication, customer service, forecasting and subscriber analytics. E.B. joins the company from edX and Fandor, bringing with her extensive experience in the OTT and SVOD vital to the success of Turner’s new subscription business.

"E.B. is an incredibly smart and strategic leader with a proven track record of innovation in the OTT space,” said Dorian. “I’m excited about the collaborative, nimble, start-up experience she brings to the team as we launch Turner’s first SVOD service.”

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About Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 22nd year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at and through the Watch TCM mobile app.

TCM is part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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FilmStruck is a new subscription on-demand service that offers film aficionados a comprehensive library of films including an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, FilmStruck will be the new exclusive streaming home for the critically acclaimed and award-winning Criterion Collection, including the Criterion Channel, a new premium service programmed and curated by the Criterion team.  FilmStruck is Turner’s first domestic direct-to-consumer offering and will launch in the fall of 2016.


TCM and FIlmStruck are part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult SwimBleacher ReportBoomerangCartoon NetworkCNNELEAGUEFilmStruckGreat Big StoryHLNiStreamPlanetSuper DeluxeTBSTurner Classic Movies (TCM)TNTtruTV and Turner Sports.

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