Guy East is Co-Chairman of Exclusive Media, a vertically integrated global film entertainment company founded in May 2008 with the backing of the strategic investment group Dasym Investment Strategies B.V. (formerly Cyrte Investments). Exclusive develops, finances, produces, markets and distributes prestige and talent driven commercial and documentary feature films on a global basis.
With his partner, Nigel Sinclair, East launched independent production company, Spitfire Pictures, in early 2003 which is now Exclusive’s documentary features label. Prior to starting Spitfire, East and Sinclair co-founded Intermedia Films in 1996, which became 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 Spitfire’s First Look development and production pact with the newly revived British studio. Hammer is now Exclusive’s UK based genre label.
East’s recent producer credits include Ron Howard’s epic Formula 1 action thriller RUSH, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl released by Universal; Academy Award® nominated THE IDES OF MARCH, starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling; Hammer’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK, starring Daniel Radcliffe; END OF WATCH, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña; SNITCH starring Dwayne Johnson; and PARKLAND starring Zac Efron and Paul Giamatti.
Upcoming productions include A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES starring Liam Neeson; CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo; DARK PLACES starring Charlize Theron; as well as Hammer productions THE QUIET ONES set for a theatrical release through Lionsgate on 25th April, 2014 and THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH.
East’s other recent credits include Spitfire’s Academy Award® winning documentary UNDEFEATED, the Grammy Award® winning FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH and Martin Scorsese’s BAFTA nominated GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD.
In 2001, East’s Intermedia Films produced two number one US box office hits: K-PAX, starring Kevin Spacey, and THE WEDDING PLANNER, starring Jennifer Lopez. Other Executive Producer credits include TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Academy Award winning ADAPTATION, starring Nicolas Cage; Iris, starring Dame Judi Dench; Academy Award nominated THE QUIET AMERICAN, starring Michael Caine; 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 Intermedia, East founded Majestic Films International, whose films were nominated for 34 Academy Awards®, winning 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 Academy Award® winning films: 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)
Parkland (2013) (executive producer)
Snitch (2013) (executive producer)
End of Watch (2012) (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)