Film and documentary production company White Horse Pictures announced Tuesday that it is undergoing a strategic restructuring to grow its service. lucy and desi And a picture of Ron Howard The Beatles: Eight Days a Week When Pavarotti.
As part of the change, the company’s current president, Nicolas Ferrall, will assume the role of chairman and CEO previously held by founder Nigel Sinclair, overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations, growth and development. increase. Sinclair transitions to the company’s non-executive chairmanship, maintaining a role in the business while focusing on content creation.
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The company’s two partners, Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann, will serve as co-presidents and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s creative content, production and development.
White Horse has also partnered with longtime collaborator Ben Murphy of Whiskey Bear to oversee and streamline the company’s physical production process, while continuing his involvement in creative development. An employee of White Horse Pictures since 2018, Robert Dietz assumes the role of VP Production, managing day-to-day production and business development and reporting directly to management.
With the reorganization, White Horse will continue collaboration among senior management supported by approximately 40 production and creative executives. The company’s new Executive Board will consist of Ferrall, Elfant Festa and Hartmann, and will be attended by Sinclair and Murphy as appropriate.
“It’s been a pleasure building White Horse with our partners over the last eight years, and I’m enjoying the opportunity to expand my role ahead of this new phase of growth,” Ferrall said in announcing the change. said in a press release. “We look forward to continuing to work with Nigel and our incredible executive team to produce quality films and documentaries.”
Elfant Festa and Hartmann add: We are delighted to continue building on Nigel’s extensive experience and incredible relationships to grow Whitehorse’s production operations while maintaining our commitment to excellence in every project. “
Sinclair says: We look forward to being part of the next chapter of this company as a new generation of leaders create top-notch content. “
White Horse Pictures’ recent work has won three consecutive Emmy Awards.These include Amy Poehler-produced lucy and desidirected by Frank Marshall The Bee Gees: How We Can Heal a Broken Heartand directed by Roger Ross Williams Apollo.
Previous Whitehorse projects include a documentary directed by Howard The Beatles: Eight Days a Week When Pavarottialong with an Oscar-nominated short film refugees.
The company has an extensive slate of documentaries in production and in submission. Wildera feature-length documentary about iconic comedy actor Gene Wilder, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Chris Smith. Staxdirected by Emmy-nominated Jamila Wignot and executive produced by Oscar winners Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow, HBO explores legendary Memphis soul label Stax Records multi-part series. Billy Preston, a feature documentary from Emmy Award-winning writer and director Paris Barclay.When Shari & lamb chops, a feature-length documentary about legendary puppeteer and personality Shari Lewis, by Emmy-nominated Lisa Dapolito.On the scripting side, the company is currently in post-production for genre features. queen maryDirected by Gary Shore, starring Alice Eve and Joel Fry.
After serving as CEO and Co-Chairman of Exclusive Media, a global film finance, production and distribution company, Sinclair founded White Horse Pictures in 2014 with longtime business partner Guy East. Prior to Whitehorse, Sinclair produced a series of documentary his projects, including works by Martin Scorsese. George Harrison: Living in a Material World When No Direction Home: Bob Dylan; Foo fighters: Back and force; Grammy Nominated Amazing Journey: Story of the Whoand an Academy Award-winning Undefeated. Sinclair’s extensive script credits include: Ides of March, End of Watch, Snitch, Woman in Black, Sliding Doors, Terminator 3When quiet american.
Feral has been President of White Horse Pictures since 2019 after being promoted from his previous role of Executive Producer. Previously, he was Vice President at Exclusive Media. Ferral is currently working on: Stax When Wilderand his previous executive producer credits include The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, ApolloWhen bee geesFeral also produces the following genre features queen mary.
Elfant Festa previously served as Head of Documentary and Director of Features for White Horse Pictures, where he directed the company’s documentary series. When her own production company, Piper Cub Productions, signed her first deal with Exclusive Media, and the two combined to produce a Grammy-winning documentary, she joined forces with her Sinclair I started working. Foo fighters: Back and forceProduced Elfan Festa lucy and desi, bee gees, Apollo When Pavarotti.
Hartmann is a partner at White Horse and was previously director of documentary features at Exclusive Media.she was a producer Apollo and executive producer bee gees among other credits. Hartmann is also an active contributor to most of the White Horse projects. Her upcoming producer Her credits include: Wilder When Shari & lamb chops.
Murphy started his career at talent agencies WME and Gersh before moving into production, lucy and desi, Apollo and an upcoming sci-fi romantic comedy Future Mori and MaxIn addition to his work at White Horse, Murphy is the president and owner of Whiskey Bear, where he will continue to lead the creative production studio.
Dietz has held various creative and production roles. bee gees, pavarottiand future Shari & lamb chops.
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