NewsHarry White Joins Goldcrest Films as Head of Sales

Harry White Joins Goldcrest Films as Head of Sales

Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Harry White has joined the company as Head of Sales, effective immediately.

Reporting to Pascal Degove, White will be responsible for managing the worldwide sales and distribution of Goldcrest’s growing slate of commercial filmed entertainment properties.
White, who will continue to be based in Los Angeles, will also help represent the company to US based producers, agents and the broader filmmaking industry.

A highly respected sales veteran White previously served as Head of Sales at Content Media, representing over a hundred films, including award winning titles Janis: Little Girl Blue, Thank You For Smoking, The Messenger, Transamerica , Fish Tank, Departures and The Cooler.

The announcement comes at a significant time for Goldcrest who are looking to rapidly expand their own production and development focus. Additionally Goldcrest continues to target international sales rights in commercial third party acquisitions at any stage from packaging and financing through to delivery.

Goldcrest can offer financing from their own and group resources, including their world-class picture and sound post production facilities recently home to titles including Murder On The Orient Express, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Goldcrest arrives at the AFM this year with a slate that includes:

Untitled Roald Dahl & Patricia Neal
New for AFM: Goldcrest Films just announced that Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible 6, The Greatest Showman) is in talks to co-star with Hugh Bonneville (Paddington 2, Viceroy’s House) in award winning Director John Hay’s (Lost Christmas) Untitled Roald Dahl & Patricia Neal project.

Being Dead
New for AFM: A love story like no other Being Dead is writer and director John Meyers (The Guide) hypnotic, cinematic adaptation of acclaimed author Jim Crace’s award winning novel that was named on the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year.

The Last Step
New for AFM: This is an edgy thriller. Jean Reno plays Henry, a legendary hitman forced out of his retirement when the solitude of his isolated lakeside cabin is shattered by the arrival of a young woman (Sarah Lind).

New for AFM: Ville Virtanen (Bordertown, Sauna) and Cannes Best Actress winner Cristina Flutur (Beyond the Hills) will join previously announced Mark Webber, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Lorant Deutsch in legendary director Joe Dante’s (Gremlins and The Howling) Labirintus, a super natural thriller set in an abandoned subterranean Soviet research facility, hidden within the dark twisting catacombs beneath Buda Castle.

Pascal Degove said “Harry is a significant asset for us – having someone of his unquestioned experience on board will allow me to cover so much more ground in terms of our drive for more acquisitions and on the development and production of first class pictures.”

Harry White continued “I've been a fan of Pascal's for a long time, and have been impressed by what he's been putting together at Goldcrest - a company with such a strong heritage. Once I met the team, saw the quality of the development slate and as was given the opportunity to expand my role here in LA, it was really a no brainer."