EXCLUSIVE: FilmEngine Entertainment CEO Anthony Rhulen has hired Gregory Chou to be COO. Also hired are Matt Eskander as vice president of Business Development & Finance, David Boorstein as vice president of Television and Devin Andre as Motion Picture Development Director.
The hires come after FilmEngine set longtime New Regency executive Navid McIlhargey to become FilmEngine president. The company has upcoming the crime thriller Evidence and the action film Killing Season, which stars Robert De Niro and John Travolta.
Chou comes to FilmEngine after stints at Paradigm and CAA, where he focused on packaging and financing of feature films Before that he was with Sony and spent seven years in venture capital at Norwest Venture Partners and Morgan Stanley.
Eskander was an agent in the talent and film finance department at Paradigm, after training under Ed Limato at ICM. Boorstein was director of development at Anthony Zuiker’s Dare to Pass, and worked on projects for a number of networks. He co-produces short films for the YouTube channel BlackBoxTV and began as an assistant at Guy Walks Into A Bar. Andre had been at Underground Films and before that Participant Media and CAA.
“As we continue to build, we’re thrilled to have Greg, Matt, David and Devin join the FilmEngine family,” Rhulen said. “Greg is a highly skilled and multi-faceted player. Matt, David and Devin are high caliber executives with great relationships to help guide the development of new opportunities and exciting film and television projects.”