Guy East is Co-Chairman of Exclusive Media. With his business partner, Nigel Sinclair, he launched their independent production company, Spitfire Pictures, in early 2003. Prior to starting Spitfire, East and Sinclair co-founded Intermedia Films in 1996, one of the world’s leading independent producers and distributors of motion pictures.
In May 2007, East and Sinclair joined the board of Hammer Films following signature of Spitfire’s First Look development and production pact with the newly revived British studio.
In 2008, Spitfire was acquired by strategic Investment Group, Cyrte Investments, and together with Hammer became part of the newly formed Exclusive Media Group.
Guy East is currently Executive Producing Academy Award® winner, Ron Howard’s epic action thriller Rush. East’s other recent Executive Producer credits include the politically charged revenge thriller The Ides of March starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney; and the box office hit The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Further recent credits include Spitfire Pictures’Academy Award® winning documentary film Undefeated; the Grammy Award® winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth; Martin Scorsese’s EMMY® award winning George Harrison: Living in the Material World; the Grammy nominated Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who; and the Grammy winning No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, directed by Martin Scorsese.
East’s past credits include Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield); The Resident, starring Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Christopher Lee; The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir, starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.
In 2001, East’s Intermedia Films produced two of the year's number one US box office hits: K-PAX, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, and The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez. Other Executive Producer credits include Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; the Academy Award winning Adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage; Iris, starring Dame Judi Dench; the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine; the Academy Award nominated Hilary and Jackie, starring Emily Watson; K-19: The Widowmaker, starring Harrison Ford; Enigma, starring Kate Winslet; and the award winning Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Prior to co-founding Intermedia, East founded Majestic Films International, whose films were nominated for 34 Academy Awards, winning a total of 15, including two Best Picture Awards for Dances With Wolves and Driving Miss Daisy. East was previously Director of Distribution and Marketing at Goldcrest Films International, where he was responsible for the international distribution of such Academy Award winning films as The Killing Fields, The Mission, A Room with a View and The Name of the Rose. Additionally, East served as Managing Director of Carolco Films International.
East attended the University of Exeter in England, where he studied English and EEC law; he qualified as a lawyer at Slaughter & May. In 1985 he was elected as the first British director of the American Film Marketing Association.
Rush (2013) (executive producer)
The Woman In Black (2012) (executive producer)
The Ides of March (2011) (executive producer)
Let Me In (2010) (producer)
The Resident (2010) (producer)
The Way Back (2010) (executive producer)
Possession (2009) (producer)
Bob Dylan: No Direction Home (2005) (executive producer)
Suspect Zero (2004) (executive producer)
Mindhunters (2004) (executive producer)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (executive producer)
The Life of David Gale (2003) (executive producer)
Masked and Anonymous (2003) (executive producer)
National Security (2003) (executive producer)
Dark Blue (2002) (executive producer)
The Quiet American (2002) (executive producer)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) (executive producer)
Iris (2001) (executive producer)
Blow Dry (2001) (executive producer)
The Wedding Planner (2001) (executive producer)
Enigma (2001) (executive producer)
Up at the Villa (2000) (co-executive producer)
Company Man (2000) (producer)
Where the Money Is (2000) (executive producer)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000) (executive producer)
Advice from a Caterpillar (1999) (executive producer)
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999) (executive producer)
Playing by Heart (1998) (executive producer)
Clay Pigeons (1998) (executive producer)
Hilary and Jackie (1998) (executive producer)
Sliding Doors (1998) (executive producer)