Team

 

Chairman & Co-Founder : Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe, a Canadian and American-based film producer, is the Chairman of Posse Films. With a degree in business administration, Mark had success in the Canadian transportation industry at an early age. He then started creating consumer entertainment products which led to him owning one of the top BOARD / DVD Game Company’s in the world, developing, marketing and distributing games for a long list of notable worldwide brands, including TV Shows (CSI Vegas, CSI Miami, Survivor, Mythbusters and The Apprentice), Sports Properties (World Wrestling Entertainment, NHL and NASCAR), and Blockbuster Animated Feature Films (Shrek and Madagascar). Mark’s team distributed his games in 20 countries, 14 languages and retailed his products in every major North American mass retailer plus thousands of other chain & independent stores. Mark exited his game company to assemble a talented and experienced Management / Production team to finance and produce a slate of inspirational independent films as well as an elite Marketing & Advertising team to globally promote Posse’s feature films.

President & Co-Founder : Travis Cloyd

Travis Cloyd is a producer and entertainment marketing specialist having successfully marketed major film companies through vast new aged digital media. A former NCAA Division 1 scholar athlete and football player at Arizona State University, Travis graduated with a degree in business and started right away in the tech world. Over the last decade he has worked as a marketing consultant between film's and entertainment marketing properties revolving around strategic international growth. Travis heads up operations, development and all in house marketing for Posse Films.  He has worked on many film productions with budgets ranging from few hundred thousand to over 80 million. He currently developed the companies inhouse equity & crowdfunding platform, PreFilms.com, and many other digital assets. He regularly appears on MoneyTV as an online marketing expert.

Chief Operating Officer : E.J (Ted) Hall

Ted Hall is a 30 year veteran of the corporate world with extensive expertise in logistics, production and marketing. He has been the VP of operations for Posse Films and VP Operations at Brilliant Entertainment Productions. Previously to that he was Vice President of Canada for AmeriFleet Transportation, a leading US logistics company that tasked Ted with building the Canadian operation. Ted also managed the largest fleet of vehicles in Canada for Bell Canada and was responsible for the procurement and management of their fleet. He has a entrepreneurial management style and has built several successful companies and developed strategic partnerships within the film industry.

Senior VP of Production : Kim Dawson

Kim Dawson is a 35-year veteran of the film and television industry. Kim produced the hugely successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I-II and III, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, starring Jim Caviezel, and the very successful, Letters of God. Kim is both a line and creative producer with a strong business managerial background, narrative experience, and well as significant film and film product marketing expertise. Kim has also served on the Florida Governor's Film Advisory Board.

Senior VP of Advertising : Tom Campanella

Tom Campanella has had a 35 year career at Paramount Pictures of which he held numerous executive positions within; Finance, Administration, Television, Theatrical Distribution and Marketing. His most recent position at the Studio was Executive Vice President Worldwide Marketing. He has marketed over 500 films in his career, including; Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ordinary People, Terms of Endearment, Braveheart, Forest Gump, and Titanic. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( AMPAS ) and Motion Picture and Television Fund.

Senior VP of Marketing : David Garland

David Garland is a 30 year motion picture veteran where he has served as a Marketing Vice President at Paramount, Disney and Fox. He has handled everything from advertising, publicity, promotions, licensing and product placement. David played a key rolled in the marketing campaigns of dozens of successful movies including; Star Wars, Allen, The Godfather. Raiders Of The Lost Ark and manned Disney Animated Classics. David was also hands-on with record companies for some of the biggest selling soundtracks of all time: Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy.

Senior VP : Gregg Russell

For almost forty years, Gregg Russell has worked in the entertainment business as a performer, recording artist, actor, writer and producer. His original music has been featured on CBS, NBC, USA Network and PBS. He has produced two award winning family films and more than one hundred major concerts for artists including Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Journey, Hall & Oates, Tony Bennett, Kenny Loggins, Earth Wind & Fire, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Beach Boys and many more. He is also the Co-Founder of Hilton Head Heroes, a children’s charity that grants resort vacations to families with a child suffering from a life threatening illness.

Senior VP of European Operations : Sean Mumbray

Sean is an internationally experienced entrepreneur in the sports & entertainment field. He has been designing, marketing and producing licensed toys and games for 20 years and has partnered with major European Soccer clubs and players. Sean has relationships with top toy and merchandise manufacturers in China and in fact China is where Sean first met Posse Films Chairman and fellow entrepreneur, Mark Sutcliffe. Once Sean became aware of what Posse Films was envisioning for the global film market, Sean became an early stage investor and is now helping facilitate financing for the films and associated merchandise.

VP of Business Development : Richard L. Berry

Richard L. Berry , III as VP of Business Development of Posse Films, LLC brings his valuable business attributes that were gained through over 25 years of experience with launching and growing entrepreneurial ventures in areas of: consumer products, entertainment, technology, and financial services. Mr. Berry has raised over $350MM in funding for real estate, start-up, and growth ventures while putting together highly productive world-class teams, as well as partnerships with A-list professional athletes and celebrities. His distribution, growth, and branding efforts have included everything from the grass-roots bottom-up consumer marketing, to an extensive national, foreign, and military distribution roll-out, to partnering with IZOD and Indy Car to execute a high profile consumer product partnership campaign. Richard's recent CEO experience includes: AquaHydrate, TattX, RLB3 Enterprises, and RB Loans.

Advisory Team

Wayne Carmona

Wayne Carmona is an award-winning film and television producer. He is most noted for producing HBO's hit series Entourage from 2005-2011. On Entourage Wayne worked alongside the show's creators, Doug Elin and Mark Wahlberg, and the show received four Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. Most recently Wayne Produced the upcoming Entourage film due in theaters June 2015. Additionally, Wayne received the Danny Thomas Comedy Producer of the Year for Season 2 of Entourage in 2006. Wayne also worked with Jerry Bruckheimer on Con Air.

Charlie Weber

Charlie Weber brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and can open almost any door in Hollywood. Mr. Weber served as Chief Executive Officer of LucasFilm and was at the help during the production of the history-making films, "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." He also oversaw LucasFilm subsidiaries THX and ILM. At his tenure as LucasFilm's CEO, the company grew from four employees to nearly four hundred. Subsequent to LucasFilm, Mr. Weber served as Chief Operating Officer at Embassy Communications, a company owned by television producer Norman Lear. Mr. Weber also oversaw the production of the iconic fill and cult classic "Blade Runner." He also served as Chief Executive Officer of CanWest International, a leading Canadian media company.

Alan Hauge

Alan Hauge is the lead producer of the upcoming major feature film "James Dean - The Movie" and is the only Hollywood producer to ever read James Deans lost diary. This film is the first and only screenplay ever approved by the family of James Dean. In 2003, Mr. Hauge won the prestigious "Telly Award" for the "To End All Wars," television ad campaign starring Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Carlyle. He is the founder of GMT STUDIOS since 1981 and has been the CEO for the last twenty nine years. Recent film and television projects include; "Righeous Kill" starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro, "Gone, Babe, Gone," with Ben Affleck in his directorial debut and starring Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman, and "This Christmas"starring Laz Alonso, Regina King, and Delroy Lindo. ABC/DISNEY'S hit cable show, "Lincoln Heights," filmed four seasons at GMT STUDIOS. GMT STUDIOS is known for having on location the permanent home for the set from "Escape From Alcatraz," starring Clint Eastwood.

Amy Baker Severson

Amy has over over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry focusing on casting, producing, talent relations, development & marketing. Her credits include casting award winning feature films and casting & producing countless television series for networks such as Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS & FOX Family. Amy has also worked with a number of celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Bailee Madison, Kat Dennings and Chad Michael Murray. Amy has extensive knowledge entertainment marketing and has established relationships across the board in the entertainment industry. She is a member of the Casting Society of America and the co-owner if Canaveral Media / EoLA Casting.