Graham King hires exec VP of production, VP of development
Continuing to expand its senior management ranks, Graham King’s GK Films has hired a pair of veteran feature execs.
David Crockett has been appointed exec VP of production while Elishia Holmes has been named veep of development.
The 3-year-old banner made the announcement Tuesday, three weeks after longtime Sony exec Peter Schlessel came on board as president of GK Films. Distribution vet Bob Berney has been in talks recently with prolific producer-financier King to help launch a theatrical distribution operation.
Crockett will act as a creative executive, supervising all aspects of physical production from script to screen for two to three films per year. He’ll report to King and will be looking for new material as well as working with existing development projects.
Crockett exec produced GK Films’ “The Town,” directed by and starring Ben Affleck, which is set for release by Warners on Sept. 17. Crockett also exec produced Affleck’s directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone.”
Holmes, who’s been a production exec at Warner Bros. for four years, reports to GK Films’ senior VP Grey Rembert. She’s been assigned to expand the development slate by sourcing and developing new material as well as supporting established and emerging filmmakers.
Holmes brought in “The Book of Eli,” oversaw the upcoming Rob Reiner film “Flipped” and helped develop “Sherlock Holmes.” She was a story editor at Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald’s company.