Jon Mone, the former executive vice president of production at Universal, has been tapped as the co-president of Westbrook Studios, a subsidiary of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s recently launched multimedia venture, Westbrook Inc. Mone will serve as the head of motion pictures and will oversee production, development and acquisitions on behalf of the studio.
Prior to his seven years at Universal, where he worked on films such as Straight Outta Compton and the upcoming The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Mone was an executive at Scott Stuber’s Universal based Bluegrass Films where he executive produced Ted, the comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.
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He joins Westbrook’s CEO Kosaku Yada as well as president Tera Hanks.
Westbrook Studios is home to the Emmy nominated Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, and will serve as the studio home to all new premium TV and motion picture projects.