Cathy Durant Show, November 4, 2023
Cathy Durant Show with host Cathy Durant
Guest, John Hadity, EVP of Incentive Operations and oversees the film financing subsidiary of Entertainment Partners
Cathy interviews guest, John Hadity, EVP of Incentive Operations who oversees the film financing subsidiary of Entertainment Partners
If you're a Producer, Filmmaker, Investor or Movie and TV Distributor, tune in and watch the next Cathy Durant Show, featuring John Hadity, who is the Executive Vice President of Incentive Operations at Entertainment Partners (EP). John breaks down the process and advantages of getting a Production Tax Credit when filming in States that offer Tax Film Credits Incentives. Tune in at 9pm, ET, 8pm CT, 6pm PT, to BBS Radio TV, IHeart Network, broadcasting nationwide and in 37 countries.
More About John Hadity:
John Hadity is the Executive Vice President of Incentive Operations, 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.
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. He began his career at Orion Classics, the specialty film division of Orion Pictures Corporation.
Mr. Hadity is a former Chair of the Producers Guild of America East, and has served on the National Board of Directors. He has served on the MPA's Worldwide Production and International Tax Committees, and has extensive experience working with governments on the local, provincial and national levels to incentivize production in those areas. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Film Finance at Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and is a graduate of Hamilton College. His board Service includes Hamilton College and Tectonic Theater Project.
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
ENGLISH PATIENT, EMMA and RESTORATION.
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
SLACKERS, Claude Berri’s JEAN DE FLORETTE and MANON OF THE SPRING, Wim Wenders’
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.
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