Human resources

Blumhouse appoints Joy Oana as head of human resources

Joy Oana joins Blumhouse as head of human resources, a supervisory position in the film and television branches of the company.

Oana replaces Karine Shahar, who is leaving the company to relaunch her own HR consulting firm, Strategic Global Talent.

“I look forward to working with the entire team at Blumhouse,” Oana said in a statement. “I have been very pleased with the powerful brand of the company and look forward to contributing to the company’s trajectory.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Joy to Blumhouse and look forward to tapping into the expertise she has accumulated over the past 15 years at NBCUniversal,” said company founder Jason Blum. “We would also like to thank Karine Shahar, who was invaluable in the early growth of Blumhouse, and wish her well as she returns to her first priority, to restart her own HR consultancy, Strategic Global. Talent.”

Blumhouse is the producer of horror hits like “Get Out,” “The Purge,” and “Paranormal Activity,” as well as TV shows like “Sharp Objects” and “The Good Lord Bird.”

Oana joins Blumhouse from NBCUniversal, where she worked for 15 years. Most recently, she was a senior human resources manager serving the company’s entertainment division, which includes NBC, Bravo, USA, Syfy, Oxygen, E!, Universal Kids. During her tenure at NBCUniversal, Joy held several different positions at the company in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego in divisions such as Cable TV, Corporate Functions, TV Channels and Recruiting. .

The move reunites Oana with his former NBCU colleague and current president of Blumhouse Television, Chris McCumber.

Joy holds a master’s degree from NYU in Human Resource Management and a bachelor’s degree from Point Loma University in Managerial and Organizational Communications.