John Hodges is leaving A24, the Oscar-winning indie studio that he co-founded. The company said he will exit to focus on "future opportunities," but did not clarify beyond that statement.A24, which was founded in 2012, said that no additional changes in management will be made."John has been a trusted partner who helped conceive A24 and for that we will always be grateful," A24 noted. "Since then his contributions to growing the company have been invaluable and we can't wait to...
Hodges previously served as head of production and development at Big Beach Films and exec produced “Our Idiot Brother” and “Safety Not Guaranteed.” He also produced Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ 2013 coming-of-age drama “Kings of Summer,” starring Nick Robinson.
A24’s first hit came in 2013 with James Franco’s “Spring Breakers” grossing more than $32 million, followed by Emma Watson’s “The Bling Ring” with $20 million. It saw significant success in the 2015 awards season with “Room,” which won Brie Larson an Oscar, and “Ex Machina.”
A24 scored its biggest grosser in early 2016 with “The Witch” topping $40 million. Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” became a critical success and awards-season contender. The company is also releasing another awards contender, Annette Bening’s “20th Century Women,” on Dec. 25, 2016.
By late 2016, Katz and Fenkel were still involved in the day-to-date operations to a greater extent than Hodges