Hal Sadoff is one of the leading financial advisors to the media and entertainment industry, playing an integral role in more than 400 film productions and financings totaling over $3.5 billion. Sadoff was appointed CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in 2015. SPE develops, produces and provides or arranges financing for its own slate of feature films, television and digital projects within and outside of the traditional studio system. SPE was formed by Joel Silver and Canadian entrepreneur Daryl Katz. SPE is currently in post-production on Suburbicon, written by the Coen brothers, directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Issacs, which will be released by Paramount in 2017.
Sadoff has recently been integrally involved in several high profile financing transactions and film projects including: Executive producing The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, directed by Shane Black and produced by Joel Silver; Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, starring Salma Hayak, John Krasinski and Liam Neeson; The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Kate Hudson, Liev Schriber and Keifer Sutherland; The Nut Job, starring Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser; Tracers, starring Taylor Lautner, produced by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, along with the establishment of a $100 million media content fund with Participant Media and The Doha Film Institute. Sadoff has executive produced, advised, and consulted for various media and entertainment companies including: Silver Pictures, Ingenious Media, The Doha Film Institute, Technicolor and ToonBox Entertainment.
Sadoff served as Head of International and Film Finance at International Creative Management (ICM) from 2004 until 2012, overseeing a team of agents and responsible for packaging, financing, as well as distribution and sales of feature films, television and digital content. A selection of films that Sadoff was directly involved in at ICM include; Crazy Heart, which was nominated for three and won two Academy Awards, starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal; Carnage, which was nominated for two Golden Globes, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Riley and Christoph Waltz; Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawk and The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor.
Immediately prior to joining ICM, Sadoff served as an executive producer and financial consultant on several films including Hotel Rwanda, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. Before that, Sadoff was co-founder, partner and head of the Los Angeles office of Cobalt Media Group, a leading media financing and international sales company. At Cobalt, he was directly involved in structuring, financing and selling more than twenty-five productions including: House of Sand and Fog, starring Jennifer Connelly and Sir Ben Kingsley; Open Range, directed by and starring Kevin Costner,Robert Duvall and Annette Bening; Chicken Run, from DreamWorks; The World is Not Enough, starring Pierce Brosnan; Swimfan, starring Jesse Bradford and Erica Christenson; and Band of Brothers, a highly acclaimed HBO series executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Sadoff also served as Senior Vice President and Head of the Los Angeles office of London-based National Westminster Bank.