EXCLUSIVE: Leisure govt and producer Leigh Kittay has joined director, author and producer Will Gluck’s manufacturing firm, Olive Bridge Leisure as their Head of Movie.
Kittay will lead the banner’s packed function slate, which incorporates initiatives in growth at Columbia, Disney, Searchlight and Netflix.
Olive Bridge, which has first-look offers with Sony Footage Leisure and WIIP, is understood for Gluck’s many hit movies together with the half billion grossing-plus Peter Rabbit franchise and Simple A, amongst others.
Most lately, Sony introduced that Olive Bridge will produce the unique comedy Locked Out. Different upcoming Olive Bridge function productions embrace the buddy motion comedy Finish Of The World, which Gluck is directing and co-wrote with Chris Bremner for Sony; the Blacklist-topping sci-fi romance Transfer On for Sony; the hybrid animation/live-action adaptation of The Aristocrats for Disney, which Gluck co-wrote with Keith Bunin; the hybrid animation/live-action adaptation of the mega hit online game Simply Dance for Ubisoft, which Gluck is co-writing with Ashley Bradley; and plenty of extra.
Kittay is understood for securing probably the most sought-after expertise and mental property for critically and commercially profitable options. She joins Olive Bridge from manufacturing firm and financier Black Bear Footage. Throughout her time on the indie studio, Kittay oversaw their movie slate together with The Marsh King’s Daughter starring Daisy Ridley; Nyad starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster; Reminiscence starring Liam Neeson; and Any individual I Used To Know starring Allison. Moreover, she performed an integral position in increasing the movie division’s content material acquisitions and growth, together with the acquisition of Pulitzer Prize-winning creator Richard Powers’ critically lauded novel Bewilderment, with Brad Pitt’s Plan B producing the variation.
Previous to Black Bear, Kittay was the Head of Movie at Emmy Award winner Noah Hawley’s manufacturing firm 26 Keys. She launched the movie division for 26 Keys, which had beforehand been solely identified for tv. She govt produced Searchlight’s Lucy In The Sky starring Natalie Portman and developed a strong function slate with filmmakers together with Hiro Murai, Ali Abbasi, Charlie McDowell, Edward Berger, and Issa Lopez.
She beforehand served as VP at Parkes + MacDonald Productions and held positions at J.J. Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic Productions, the place she labored on such blockbusters as Mission: Unattainable – Ghost Protocol, Tremendous 8, Star Trek and the ABC sequence Misplaced. She started her leisure profession at Paramount Footage and attended New York College’s Tisch College of the Arts.