JCH Media Inc. is led by seasoned professionals with a long history in journalism, publishing, communications, marketing and strategy.
Thomas K. Arnold, CEO, JCH Media Inc., and Publisher and Editorial Director, Media Play News: Thomas K. Arnold is considered one of the leading home entertainment journalists in the country. For more than a decade he was the Publisher and Editorial Director of Home Media Magazine, the home entertainment industry’s weekly trade publication. He writes a weekly column for Variety and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, summits and other events, including CES and Digital Hollywood. He has written for The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times, and appeared on television to talk about home entertainment issues on CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” “Entertainment Tonight,” Starz, The Hollywood Reporter and the G4 network’s “Attack of the Show.” Arnold also served as the executive producer of The Home Entertainment Summit, a key annual gathering of studio executives and other industry leaders, and has given speeches and presentations at a variety of other events, including Home Media Expo and the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy. Arnold is an alumnus of San Diego State University, where he majored in Business Management and minored in Journalism.
Stephanie Prange, Chief Content Officer, JCH Media Inc., and Editor in Chief, Media Play News: Stephanie Prange since 2007 has been Editor in Chief of Home Media Magazine. The Yale University graduate joined what was then Video Store Magazine im 1993 and was instrumental in transitioning the publication into a tabloid newsweekly. She spearheaded the publication’s reviews section, as well as aggressive coverage of the home video sales market. She also helped launch the magazine’s Web site in 1996. In her position as editor-in-chief since 2006, she has spearheaded the launch of such projects as the daily blast, transmitted via email each day to readers, and Agent DVD, a consumer publication aimed at genre enthusiasts who attend Comic-Con International in San Diego. She has freelanced for The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times and parenting publications. She has an Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
John Boezinger, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, JCH Media Inc., and President, Sales, Media Play News: John Boezinger has been the Associate Publisher of Home Media Magazine since 2010, managing the print and digital sales teams and magazine circulation. Before joining Home Media Magazine, Boezinger worked for Advanstar Communication for 10 years, in sales management as well as in inside and outside sales, for three different vertical: Automotive, Powersports and CRM. Boezinger graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has an MBA from California State University at Long Beach.
John Latchem, Managing Editor, Media Play News: A graduate of UCLA, John Latchem worked as a newspaper editor and did freelance work for such publications as The Hollywood Reporter before joining Home Media Magazine in 2005. As Managing Editor he oversees editorial production and also has oversight of the market research department. While at Home Media Magazine Latchem was responsible for the launch of Agent DVD, a consumer publication published during the annual Comic-Con International.
Erik Gruenwedel, Senior Editor, Media Play News: Erik Gruenwedel has been Senior Editor at Home Media Magazine, serving as the publication’s key news reporter. Before joining Home Media Magazine in 2003, Gruenwedel was a reporter at Billboard, focusing on the legal issues. During his 15-year print career, Gruenwedel has written for the bicycling, homecare. advertising (Adweek), and spa and pool industries. He has a degree in journalism from Cal-State Northridge, as well as an MBA from Pepperdine University.