Magazine article Screen International

See-Saw Promotes Simon Gillis to COO, Film Division

Magazine article Screen International

See-Saw Promotes Simon Gillis to COO, Film Division

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King’s Speech producer ups former Universal exec.

UK, Australian and US production powerhouse See-Saw Films has promoted Simon Gillis to chief operating officer of the company’s film division, effectively immediately.

Gillis joined the Widows and The King’s Speech producer in 2016 as head of commercial affairs. He previously held roles at Universal Pictures, Disney and BBC Films.

In his new role, he will oversee the film division’s day-to-day operations across its London, Sydney and Los Angeles offices, including production finance and strategy, business development, legal and business affairs.

He will work closely with the film division’s heads of production, Nicky Earnshaw (UK) and Libby Sharpe (Australia), and head of development Katherine Bridle. See-Saw’s TV division will continue to be co-run by its COO Hakan Kousetta and head of TV Jamie Laurenson. …

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