Magazine article Screen International

White Horse Pictures Promotes Nicholas Ferrall to President

Magazine article Screen International

White Horse Pictures Promotes Nicholas Ferrall to President

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Executive currently producing Queen Mary.

White Horse Pictures chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East have promoted head of production Nicholas Ferrall to the newly created role of company president, effective immediately.

Ferrall will oversee the growing slate of film and television projects through all stages of development, production and distribution while continuing to produce specific projects together with Sinclair and fellow White Horse partners Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann.

He will drive the company’s financial and expansion plans as White Horse Pictures plans for growth and increased production.

He is currently producing the horror film Queen Mary, inspired by the hauntings on board the ocean liner, to be directed by Gary Shore. The RMS Queen Mary was one of the first ships built by the Cunard-White Star Line and unlike its infamous predecessor, Titanic, it survived a tidal wave, a mid-ocean collision, sabotage attempts, and a $250,000 bounty offered by Adolf Hitler to any U-boat captain that could sink her during the Second World War. The recently announced feature film is being produced alongside Brett Tomberlin and fully financed by Rocket Science, which handles worldwide sales.

Ferrall serves as executive producer on White Horse Pictures’ upcoming documentary slate including The Apollo, about the Apollo Theater, directed by Roger Ross Williams, which will open Tribeca Film Festival next month. Lisa Cortes, Sinclair, Jeanne Elfant Festa, and Cassidy Hartmann are producing with Williams, and HBO is set to broadcast the film later this year.

Impact Partners is financing the project along with the Chicago Media Project, Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment, MACRO, Carlene Laughlin, Dave Knott, Lynda Weinman, and the Ford Foundation. …

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