Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Marc Zachary to Oversee Theme Parks and Attractions for FoxNext Destinations

FoxNext has named former Disney executive Marc Zachary as Senior Vice President of Business Development for FoxNext Destinations. FoxNext President Salil Mehta announced this morning that Zachary will lead FoxNext Destinations’ business deals and partnerships across theme park attractions and all location-based entertainment worldwide. He will report to Mehta and work alongside Jennifer Koblosky, Vice President of Projects for FoxNext Destinations.

Before joining FoxNext Destinations, Zachary was Vice President, Business Development and Operations for Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media, where he focused on franchise extensions ranging from augmented reality initiatives to theme park shows. He earned an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from University of Pennsylvania. He is an avid visitor to theme parks and waterparks, having visited more than 100 with his family.

FoxNext Destinations is currently developing the 20th Century Fox World theme park in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands and an Alien Free-Roam VR Experience with IP2 Entertainment. The division’s current projects include Alien Escape at Madame Tussauds London, Avatar: Discover Pandora, an interactive touring exhibition currently in Bangkok, and FX’s American Horror Story at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.

Mehta commented: “As we look to aggressively expand our plans around theme parks and location-based entertainment, we are fortunate to have an executive as skilled and passionate as Marc on the team. His expertise will help us expand our portfolio to locations around the world.”

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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