Horrigan was previously a senior development and production exec at New Regency, where he worked on projects including “12 Years a Slave” and “Noah” and forthcoming films “Assassin’s Creed” and “A Cure for Wellness.”
At Felix & Paul, Horrigan will oversee content development, strategy and partnerships for the VR studio’s new Los Angeles office. With his hire, the company said it will expand its slate to include original cinematic VR experiences and series in both fiction and nonfiction spaces for all VR platforms.
“Ryan is an accomplished studio executive with a track record working on groundbreaking films, making him the perfect fit for this important role,” said Stéphane Rituit, co-founder, president and executive producer at Felix & Paul Studios. “He is a great addition to our team and will be a key part of the next phase of our evolution as we bring cinematic virtual reality to a mass consumer audience in 2016 and beyond.”
Montreal-based Felix & Paul Studios, launched in 2014, has previously collaborated on VR experiences with LeBron James, former president Bill Clinton, 20th Century Fox, Cirque du Soleil, Universal and others. It also has a nonexclusive overall content deal with Facebook’s Oculus VR division.
During his four-plus-year tenure at New Regency, Horrigan sourced and oversaw dozens of the studio’s development projects in partnership with talent including Warren Beatty, Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He started in the entertainment biz as an assistant in CAA’s motion picture literary department and later worked at Paramount Pictures as an executive assistant.