Aaron Gingrich

Co-Chief Creative Officer

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received a B.F.A. in Acting and Writing from Emerson College and is a graduate of The Second City, Chicago. He is represented by APA and CAA. Aaron is an international award winning writer and creator who has written and produced original content for SONY, NBC, FOX, The Cookie Jar, Cartoon Network,The Hub, JibJab, and Funny or Die. He is currently writing and producing several live action series with the Executive Producer of HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy award winning ‘Big Little Lies.’ Aaron resides in Hollywood, California.

Aaron Gingrich

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received a B.F.A. in Acting and Writing from Emerson College and is a graduate of The Second City, Chicago. He is represented by APA and CAA. Aaron is an international award winning writer and creator who has written and produced original content for SONY, NBC, FOX, The Cookie Jar, Cartoon Network,The Hub, JibJab, and Funny or Die. He is currently writing and producing several live action series with the Executive Producer of HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy award winning ‘Big Little Lies.’ Aaron resides in Hollywood, California.

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Jere Hausfater is currently overseeing Cassian Elwes’ business and legal affairs for development, finance, production, above the line deals and worldwide distribution for his most recent  films: Mudbound, Billionaire’s Boy Club, Mom and Dad, Siberia, Utopia, and JT Leroy with an additional 6 films in the pipeline.  Hausfater has provided consultancy services  for Marvel Films, Netflix, Film Finances, MGM International Television, Vine Investments, Wood Cliff Capital, The Orchard, Shamrock Investments and Cinetic Media. His current consultancies include finance, production and distribution for film, television, digital media as well as music. 

Hausfater spent a majority of his career as Executive Vice President of Acquisition, Business Affairs for Buena Vista International, Buena Vista Film Sales, Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Buena Vista Pictures Distribution reporting to Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bill Mechanic, Dick Cook, Joe Roth and David Hoberman. He was senior executive of his own division within Walt Disney Studios. 

At Walt Disney Studios, Hausfater was responsible for all third party film and non-theatrical acquisitions. His division of 25 employees generated in excess of $300M in operating income for the studio and created the first in-house theatrical sales company for Disney, Buena Vista Film Sales. Hausfater acquired and sold distribution rights throughout the world for over 500 films, including: Il Postino, Runaway Bride, Face Off, The Piano, The Crow, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Dances With Wolves, 3 Ninjas, Pulp Fiction and Air Force One. Hausfater also acquired home entertainment properties such as The Chipmunks, DIC , (e.g. Inspector Gadget, Madeline, etc.)Felix the Cat, The Brave Little Toaster,  The Jim Henson,and  Rocky and Bullwinkle libraries.

Hausfater was the international point person at Walt Disney Studios for Miramax/Dimension Films distributed by Buena Vista International and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. He also created the UK comedy label which acquired and developed the properties, Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots.

Following his tenure at Walt Disney Studios, Hausfater became Executive Vice President at Miramax overseeing international distribution, marketing, sales, home entertainment and international business affairs as well as a member of the Miramax Acquisitions’ Group and Senior Executive in charge of the Los Angeles office. During his tenure,  Miramax theatrically released over 30 films including Cold Mountain, Starsky and Hutch, Spy Kids 3, Scary Movie 3, Kill Bill 1 and 2, Shall We Dance, Aviator, Finding Neverland, Sin City, Amityville Horror, Garden State, and The Brothers Grimm, among others.

Prior to Miramax, Hausfater joined Intermedia Films as President of The Motion Picture Group, responsible for marketing, distribution and overseeing a staff of 50 employees in London and Los Angeles. He achieved worldwide sales in excess of $300M with such films as K-19, The Widow Maker, Resident Evil, Adaption, The Life and Death of David Gale, K-Pax, The Wedding Planner, Iris, The Quiet American, Dark Blue and the first Terminator reboot.

Hausfater also founded Essential Entertainment as CEO with financier James Kohlberg, a development, finance, sale and distribution company including such films as  Defiance, The Informers, Fireflies In the Garden, Book of Blood, Solomon King and a rebooted Point Break. 

Thereafter, Hausfater was COO of Aldamisa Entertainment, a production, finance and worldwide sales company handling such films as Chef, Sin City, A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills and Jayne Mansfield’s Car.

Hausfater began his career in the music business having worked at United Artists Records/Blue Notes Records, ABC Records/ABC Music, MCA Records and K-Tel Entertainment.

He graduated from Boston University School of Business and a law degree from Southwestern University.  He is a voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. He is in his 8th year as a professor for Boston University in Los Angeles teaching Entertainment Finance to undergraduate business students.

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