Looking to round out its exec ranks, Tower Hill Entertainment has named former agent Shaun Redick exec VP and head of feature film packaging, while film financier and attorney Tony Beaudoin has joined the production company as chief operating officer/chief financial officer.
A.J. Dix, Tower Hill prexy of production, said the hires are effective immediately.
Tower Hill is backed by William Shively, an entrepreneur who owns the Florida-based Tower Hill Insurance Group, and Dixiana Farms in Lexington, Ky.
Company recently announced its first feature, “Murder Mystery.” Kevin MacDonald (“The Last King of Scotland,” “State of Play)” is set to direct from a script by James Vanderbilt, who is penning the next chapter in Sony’s “Spider-Man” franchise.
Redick solidified his career as an indie film packaging agent while working at ICM. More recently, he was head of the film division at management firm The Collective., where he packaged and/or exec produced films including Woody Harrelson topliner “The Messenger” and “Powder Blue,” starring Forest Whitaker, Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta.
Beaudoin most recently ran the L.A. office of Bank of Ireland, where he was senior VP and manager of film finance. Films financed by Bank of Ireland include “Michael Clayton,” “The Hoax” and “The Painted Veil.”
He also helped secure structured loans for such companies as Summit Entertainment, Dark Castle Holdings and Dune Entertainment. Before that, Beaudoin worked for the entertainment finance group of the Paris-based Natexis Banques Populaires.