exclusive: Yale Entertainment Producer Nick Phillips has been hired as head of production.
As part of this role, Phillips will work closely with Yale Presidents Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckman, as well as the Yale production and operations team, to manage and oversee the company’s upcoming films.
Phillips will be responsible for the entire production process, from identifying potential projects, budgeting, scheduling, crew hiring, managing principal photography, to directing the film’s post-production and distribution.Upcoming projects at Yale include David Duchovny’s Bucky F-ing Dent and the recently announced breitenbushStarring Regina Hall.
Phillips began his career at Miramax/Dimension Films in New York City in 1997 as a receptionist, followed by a stint as an assistant in the Commerce Department before becoming an executive in 2000.During his time at Dimension, Phillips worked on several franchises, including Scream, Halloween, Hellscream, Doctor Strange, Werewolf Night, Highlander, and crow. He also appeared in season 3 of the project green light. He was promoted to corporate vice president of development and production.
In 2005, Phillips joined Sony Pictures Entertainment as Senior Vice President of Development and Production, and from 2012 to 2017, Phillips served as Executive Vice President of independent record label Revolver Picture Company. Most recently, he was Head of Production at startup studio/streaming platform CreatorPlus.
“Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his years in the industry and is a great addition to the ever-expanding Yale Entertainment team,” said Jordan Yale-Levin and Jordan Beckman. As the company continues to produce its largest and most commercially viable film to date, we knew we had to find a great production executive – and Nick was absolutely up to the task.”
Phillips added: “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the fantastic team at this successful, fast-growing company. From Jordans and those around me, this is a group of people who are committed to making interesting, high-quality independent films, and I look forward to Looking forward to continuing to work with them, as well as the extremely skilled filmmakers and talent involved in our upcoming titles.”
Yale Entertainment is represented by APA and Lon Haber & Co.