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Guest Name
John Hadity
Guest Occupation
Executive Vice President of Incentive Operations
Guest Biography

    John Hadity is the Executive Vice President of Incentive Operations and oversees the film financing
subsidiary of Entertainment Partners, the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, extras casting, tax
incentives, finance and other integrated production management solutions. Mr. Hadity specializes in the
monetization of tax credits and Minimum Guarantees. Projects recently financed include Oliver Stone’s
SNOWDEN, Spike Lee’s CHI-RAQ, Doug Liman’s AMERICAN MADE, Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON,
Peter Sollett’s FREEHELD, and Kitty Green’s THE ASSISTANT.

   Prior to joining EP, Mr. Hadity was the President and CEO of Hadity & Associates, Inc., a consultancy firm
that specializes in risk management and production finance for film and television. With over 20 years of
studio experience, Mr. Hadity previously served as the Executive Vice President of Motion Picture &
Television Production Finance for Miramax Films. During his 12-year tenure with the company he was
responsible for a portfolio of production budgets valued in excess of $4 Billion. Mr. Hadity oversaw the
strategic planning, risk management, labor relations, business affairs, tax, government relations and financial
reporting for over 250 production entities, as well as managed all of the parent company’s structured finance
and off balance sheet transactions. He has worked closely with government policymakers on the regional,
state, provincial, and international levels to incentivize the movement of production to these areas, resulting
in over $250 Million being brought back into the studio while supporting inward investment in those
territories. In addition to his corporate responsibilities at the company, Mr. Hadity also served as production
rep on several Miramax releases including Academy Award winners SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, THE

     Mr. Hadity began his film career at Orion Classics, a division of Orion Pictures Corp., where he served as
technical and administrative director on art and specialty film acquisitions including Gabriel Axel’s Oscar
winning BABETTE’S FEAST, Stephen Frears’ MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE, Akira Kurosawa’s
RAN, Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Pedro Almodovar’s WOMEN ON THE VERGE
OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Bruno Nuytten’s CAMILLE CLAUDEL, Richard Linklater’s
WINGS OF DESIRE, several films by Eric Rohmer, and the re-release of Louis Malle’s MURMUR OF

    Mr. Hadity departed Orion during its financial restructuring to join indie producer Donna Gigliotti at
Universal Pictures where he managed Ms. Gigliotti’s independent production company, Tempesta Films.
Projects originally developed and packaged under the Tempesta banner include the film adaptation of Walter
Mosley’s acclaimed novel DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS and first-time director Dan Algrant’s NAKED IN
NEW YORK executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Immediately prior to joining Miramax in 1993, Mr. Hadity was with The Kennedy/Marshall Company, the independent production concern of former Amblin Entertainment producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

    Mr. Hadity is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a Chair Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America East, and has served on the PGA’s National Board of Directors. His non-
profit roles include Hamilton College (Trustee; President Emeritus, Alumni Association; Chair Emeritus, Alumni Council), Tectonic Theater Project (Board Chair), NY LGBT Center (Board of Directors), Independent Filmmaker Project (Advisory Board), New York Production Alliance (NYPA Board of Directors), and has served on the MPAA’s Worldwide Production and International Tax Committees. 

   He is a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the
film program at Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and is a former adjunct at
Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He is a graduate of Hamilton College.