John Hadity is the Executive Vice President for EP Financial Solutions, the film financing subsidiary of Entertainment Partners, the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, extras casting, tax incentives, finance and other integrated production management solutions. Hadity specializes in the monetization of tax credits. Projects recently financed include Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN, Spike Lee’s CHI-RAQ, Doug Liman’s MENA, Jim Jarmusch’s PATERSON and Peter Sollett’s FREEHELD.
Prior to joining EP, Mr. Hadity was the President and CEO of Hadity & Associates, Inc., a consultancy firm that specializes in risk management and production finance for film and television. With over 20 years of studio experience, Mr. Hadity previously served as the Executive Vice President of Motion Picture & Television Production Finance for Miramax Films. During his 12 year tenure with the company he was responsible for a portfolio of production budgets valued in excess of $4 Billion. Mr. Hadity oversaw the strategic planning, risk management, labor relations, business affairs, tax, government relations and financial reporting for over 250 production entities, as well as managed all of the parent company’s structured finance and off balance sheet transactions. He has worked closely with government policymakers on the regional, state, provincial, and international levels to incentivize the movement of production to these areas, resulting in over $250 Million being brought back into the studio while supporting inward investment in those territories. In addition to his corporate responsibilities at the company, Mr. Hadity also served as production rep on several Miramax releases including Academy Award winners SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, EMMA and RESTORATION.
Mr. Hadity began his film career at Orion Classics, a division of Orion Pictures Corp., where he served as technical and administrative director on art and specialty film acquisitions including Gabriel Axel’s Oscar winning BABETTE’S FEAST, Akira Kurosawa’s RAN, Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Pedro Almodovar’s WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Bruno Nuytten’s CAMILLE CLAUDEL, Richard Linklater’s SLACKERS, Claude Berri’s JEAN DE FLORETTE and MANON OF THE SPRING, Wim Wenders’ WINGS OF DESIRE, several films by Eric Rohmer, and the re-release of Louis Malle’s MURMUR OF THE HEART.
Mr. Hadity departed Orion during its financial restructuring to join indy producer Donna Gigliotti at Universal Pictures where he managed Ms. Gigliotti’s independent production company, Tempesta Films.
Immediately prior to joining Miramax in 1993, Mr. Hadity was with The Kennedy/Marshall Company, the independent production concern of former Amblin Entertainment producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
Mr. Hadity is the former Chair Emeritus of the Producers Guild of America East, and serves on the PGA’s National Board of Directors. His non-profit roles include Hamilton College (President Emeritus, Alumni Association; Chair Emeritus, Alumni Council), Tectonic Theater Project (Board Treasurer), NY LGBT Center (Board of Directors), Independent Filmmaker Project (Advisory Board), and has served on the MPAA’s Worldwide Production and International Tax Committees. He teaches Film Finance at Columbia University and is a graduate of Hamilton College.