Pulse Films Names Jamie Hall Executive VP Scripted Production

Jamie Hall - H 2018
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The former COO of Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions will oversee scripted TV and film production globally for the studio, in which Vice Media owns a majority stake.

Film, TV and digital studio Pulse Films, in which Vice Media owns a majority stake, is further expanding its scripted team with the hiring of Jamie Hall as executive vp scripted production & commercial affairs.

The former COO of Frank Spotnitz’s London- and Paris-based Big Light Productions will oversee the studio's scripted TV and film production globally, including the upcoming Gareth Evans- and Matt Flannery-directed series Gangs of London for Sky and Cinemax.

The appointment follows the company's recent hiring of Dimistra Tsingou as president of scripted and the promotion of Lucas Ochoa to chief creative officer.

Productions under Hall's watch at Big Light include the CBS series Ransom and Amazon’s The Man in The High Castle.

“I am delighted to be joining Pulse Films at such an exciting time in their evolution," said Hall. "I can’t wait to get started working with the scripted team on what is an ambitious slate of programs and films."

Said Pulse CEO Thomas Benski: “It’s incredible to have someone with Jamie’s track record and experience join our scripted team at such an exciting time. We are very proud of our in-house team and the way it has, and continues, to grow from strength to strength into a leading presence across film and TV. Jamie’s appointment will bolster our ambitions and ensure we continue to grow at pace.”

Pulse Films’ recent credits include the Sundance film Skate Kitchen, directed by Crystal Moselle, and the feature documentary XY Chelsea, which was executive produced by Laura Poitras and picked up by Showtime. The studio is also developing Atomic Bazaar, a scripted series helmed by Gregory Burke (Entebbe).