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2019 Speaker: Nigel Sinclair | TV and Film Finance Forum

Nigel Sinclair

Nigel Sinclair
Executive Chairman, White Horse Pictures

Nigel Sinclair launched White Horse Pictures in 2014 with longtime business partner, Guy East. Prior to launching White Horse, Sinclair was the CEO and Co- Chairman of Exclusive Media, a global independent film company that financed, produced and globally distributed feature films and documentaries.

Previously with East, Sinclair launched their independent feature film and television production company, Spitfire Pictures, in 2003, which signed a first-look development and production deal with the British horror studio, Hammer, in 2007. Prior to starting Spitfire, Sinclair and East co-founded Intermedia Films, in 1996, one of the world’s leading independent film producers.

Sinclair acts as lead producer on White Horse Pictures documentary projects. His documentary credits include Ron Howard’s Grammy-winning The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years; Martin Scorsese’s Emmy-winning George Harrison: Living in the Material World and Grammy-winning, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan; the Oscar-winning Undefeated; the Grammy-winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth; and the Emmy- and Grammy-nominated Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who.

Together with his partners at White Horse – Nick Ferrall, Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann – Sinclair is currently in production on the authorized feature documentary about the Bee Gees, directed by Frank Marshall of the Kennedy/Marshall Company; an authorized feature documentary on the life of opera great Luciano Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard; an authorized documentary on Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, directed by Roger Ross Williams (the Oscar-nominated documentary film Life, Animated); and an elevated genre feature film about the legendary mysteries on the ship, Queen Mary, directed by Gary Shore.

With Exclusive, Sinclair produced Parkland starring Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti; Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson; and End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera, and executive produced Ron Howard’s RUSH.

Sinclair’s extensive other film credits include Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow; Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Alan Parker’s The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet; The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine; and The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.

Sinclair attended Cambridge University in the U.K. and earned a Master of Law from Columbia University in New York.