Tucker Tooley Hires Finance Executive Gregoire Gensollen (Exclusive)
The move comes on the heels of Tooley signing a first-look deal with eOne.
Gregoire Gensollen, previously an executive at FilmNation Entertainment, has joined Tucker Tooley’s Tooley Productions as executive vp finance and strategy.
The move comes on the heels of Tooley signing a first-look deal with eOne and is part of the ramping up of the fledgling film and television production company launched by the former Relativity president.
Per the company, Gensollen will oversee all aspects of film and television financing, strategic planning, business development and operations. The means he will structure and oversee first-look and output deals with financiers, foreign and domestic partners, and the structuring of finance plans for the company’s film and television productions.
In a nod to future tech, he will also establish partnerships with new-media companies to produce and finance virtual reality and digital series.
“Gregoire’s dual operational and strategic experience combined with his expertise in international co-productions and distribution make him a unique asset to our company,” said Tooley. “He has outstanding relationships across all facets of the entertainment industry, which will serve him well as we continue to build our output and financing partnerships and expand into new businesses by delivering content through all media platforms.”
At FilmNation, where Gensollen served as senior vp international distribution and strategy, he ran distribution, strategy and film finance. He oversaw the worldwide releases of more than 60 films that collectively earned $1.3 billion at the box office and numerous Oscar nominations, including The King’s Speech, The Imitation Game, Nebraska, Room, Mud, Looper and Magic Mike.
He most recently closed loans and helped structure the financing deal for Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival and John Lee Hancock’s The Founder, both set to be released this year.