Variety just announced 2015 Hollywood's New Leaders and our very own Tara Erer and Hannah Getts made the cut! We simply could not be any prouder. Congrats citizens and to all those selected this year (including FilmNation alum Beatrice Springborn)!
Tara Erer, 30
SENIOR VP, INTERNATIONAL SALES, FILMNATION ENTERTAINMENT
The Istanbul native rose quickly through the ranks from assistant at the Weinstein Co. to her current position, in which she’s played a significant role in the company’s record-breaking deals (“The Imitation Game” to Weinstein for $7 million, “Story of Your Life” and “Top Five” to Paramount for $20 million and $12.5 million, respectively). She’s responsible for over $50 million in international sales in the first half of 2015 alone. Upcoming: Denis Villeneuve’s “Story of Your Life,” John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder” and Toronto winner “Room.” “I’m driven by the idea of great filmmaking.” Her motto: “Follow the film, follow the filmmaker.”
Hannah Getts, 23
Assistant to Ben Browning, co-president of production and acquisitions, FilmNation Entertainment
Since joining the company in early 2015, Getts has assisted in the production of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi thriller “Story of Your Life”; Ray Kroc biopic “The Founder,” directed by John Lee Hancock; and Marc Webb’s “Gifted” for Fox Searchlight. She’s also involved in finding projects to finance and distribute, and in the development of the upcoming “Miss Sloane” and Paul Greengrass’ “The Tunnels.” “Indies are my passion and I love the acquisition side,” she says. “That’s where I see myself going.”