You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Paramount Veteran Nic Crawley Tapped as CEO of The H Collective

Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective.

The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, and implementation of all sales, distribution, marketing, and advertising strategies for the studio’s international theatrical releases.

He will be based in Los Angeles and start his new role in October.

“After 37 years at major studios, I am incredibly proud to take on the role of CEO at H Collective, where my global experience will help grow this dynamic new company,” Crawley said. “We have ambitious plans to build the company quickly and strategically through our network of finance partnerships, forthcoming executive hires, and creative collaborations with leading filmmakers delivering a first-class slate of movies.”

The H Collective handled the U.S. release of Beijing Culture’s blockbuster “Wolf Warrior 2.” The company has announced that Song Ge, chairman of Beijing Culture, will serve the company as a board member.

The H Collective was launched in June and will be financing and/or producing four projects a year. It has production deals in place with Mark Johnson and Tom Williams (“Breaking Bad,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” series), Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”), and Sid Ganis and Nancy Hult Ganis (“Akeelah and the Bee”).

Johnson said: “Nic brings with him a tremendous amount of experience and vast relationships within the global film marketplace. His candor and disarming charm are exactly what The H Collective needs as it moves forward. We all enthusiastically look forward to working with him.”

Crawley spearheaded the international marketing efforts on Paramount’s franchises, including “Transformers,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Star Trek,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and “G.I. Joe,” after joining the studio in 2011. Prior to that, he worked at the Walt Disney Company starting in 1994.

The H Collective’s upcoming slate of films include the fourth installment of the “xXx” film franchise, drama “A Children’s Song,” horror-thriller “Raven Road,” action-comedy “White House Chef,” and dramatic-thriller “The Parts You Lose.” The company recently announced an exclusive partnership with Beijing Culture for the North and South American rights to three films, including “Wolf Warrior 2” — the most successful movie in Chinese box office history.

More Film

  • Running for Grace

    Film Review: 'Running for Grace'

    Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective. The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, […]

  • Love 1. Dog Review

    Sarajevo Film Review: ‘Love 1. Dog’

    Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective. The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, […]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Jeffrey Katzenberg on Oscars' New Popular Film Category Controversy

    Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective. The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, […]

  • Most-Anticipated Fall Movies 2018: 'A Star

    Fall Movie Preview 2018: 'Venom,' 'A Star Is Born,' 'Halloween'

    Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective. The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, […]

  • Aretha Franklin 1972

    Aretha on Screen: What's the Fate of Jennifer Hudson Biopic and Embattled 'Amazing Grace' Doc?

    Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective. The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, […]

  • Ruth Wilson

    'The Affair's' Ruth Wilson Stays Mum on Controversial Exit

    Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective. The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, […]

  • CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 16:

    'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Star Lana Condor on Bringing More Diversity to Movies

    Veteran Paramount Pictures executive Nic Crawley has been tapped as CEO for the recently launched H Collective. The three-month-old H Collective — a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company — made the announcement Thursday. Crawley most recently served as president of  international marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures where he oversaw the design, development, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content