Special: The Hideaway Amusement has promoted Kristy Grisham to SVP of Improvement and Output, upping Ryan Cassells to Director of Growth and Manufacturing, and tapping Jennifer Cox as Innovative Executive. The company’s expansion displays a latest initiative to ramp up their slate by buying and optioning guides, screenplays, lifetime rights and other IP in all levels of progress.
In her job, Grisham will be responsible for overseeing advancement and production on The Hideaway’s existing slate of movie and television assignments, such as its adaptation of Dan Schilling’s e-book Combat Command with Thruline Entertainment Spouse Ron West (The Good) and screenwriter Michael Russell Gunn (Billions). Grisham was integral in bringing the ebook proposal to the firm and packaging the motion picture, which is becoming directed by Sam Hargrave (Extraction), with The Hideaway and MGM co-funding.
Grisham is also overseeing Or else Illegal Activity from The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter the Victorian-era motion-adventure pic Escape, which James Watkins (AMC+’s upcoming The Ipcress File) is directing from a script by Patrick McKay and John D. Payne (Amazon’s approaching The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Ability) Deon Taylor’s drama Flexibility Trip, written by Steven Vosburgh and Dusdi Fissette as nicely as the style-bending comedy Slumber Educate, which she produced along with screenwriter Andrew Nunnelly. Grisham is also overseeing and exec making the company’s future confined collection For Those people I Loved, dependent on Martin Grey and Max Gallo’s e book, which Robert Schenkkan (Hacksaw Ridge) is adapting.
Grisham previously championed Joe and Anthony Russo’s Cherry, starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo, which The Hideaway independently co-financed with AGBO. She also served as exec producer on the film, which bought to Apple Television set+ for just under $50M, and was produced by means of the streaming big very last spring.
“Our corporation is a company designed to assistance and secure the imaginative group,” said The Hideaway Entertainment’s founder and CEO, Jonathan Gray, and President Matthew Rhodes. “We are thrilled to boost and develop our crew to carry on to produce and package status industrial motion picture & Tv set content material that is worthy of conversation for a world wide viewers.”
“Kristy has impeccable taste with potent artistic instincts and relationships, and a genuine like for embracing artists,” Rhodes continued. “She has a demonstrated track report for getting one of a kind and authentic material and has basically been integral to this company’s achievements and we are enthusiastic to see her go on to prosper listed here.”
“We are deeply concentrated on creating and packaging jobs for distributors and bolstering our team is heading to guidance attaining this objective,” added Rhodes and Grisham in a joint assertion. “Ryan has been with the business considering that its inception, and has continued to excel and impact the enterprise in all spots of development, output and financing. Jen’s thirst for finding unique stories, combined with her working experience make her an a must have new addition to our team.”
Prior to joining The Hideaway Leisure in 2018, Grisham rose by the ranks at Endgame Amusement over the program of just about a ten years, there acquiring and developing films including Looper, Arrive Sunday, Freeheld, The Discovery and Facet Outcomes, amid other individuals. Prior to her time at Endgame, she labored at Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Films and in creation on a handful of films and Tv reveals, like the sequence, Friday Evening Lights in her house condition of Texas.
Cassells commenced his time at The Hideaway as Executive Assistant to Rhodes, supporting him on Bloodshot (Sony), Guys in Black: International (Sony) and Mile 22 (STX). He served as co-producer on Cherry adhering to his promotion to govt. Prior to The Hideaway, he was an associate producer on Charlie States (IFC Films) and Time Freak (Lionsgate). Prior to that, he assisted Lori McCreary at Morgan Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment and worked at Progressive Artists in the Talent, Typical Counsel and Small business Affairs departments.
Cox joined the business from Hasbro/eOne, the place she served control a slate of movies that included Blue Bayou, Happiest Period and the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amid Thieves. She started her occupation at Lionsgate, doing work on initiatives such as La La Land, The Starvation Game titles and John Wick franchises, and Knives Out.