Hal Sadoff is a senior media & entertainment executive with over 30 years of experience in the packaging, financing, production and distribution of film, TV and digital content. He has developed an extensive global network of relationships within the media, entertainment and financial communities. Sadoff is a well-rounded general manager deeply rooted in finance and operations, with proven ability to work successfully across the creative, distribution, finance, and international functions of both major and mini-major studios. He has played an integral role in more than 450 productions and financings totaling over $3.5 billion.
Sadoff is currently CEO of Dark Castle and Silver Pictures Entertainment. Recent productions include Orphan: First Kill, a prequal of The Dark Castle hit The Orphan, Séance, starring Suki Waterhouse, The Expecting, starring AnnaSophia Robb for Quibi, Superfly, with Sony Pictures, Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon which was distributed by Paramount along with The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe which was distributed by Warner Bros.
Prior to SPE, he was head of international and media finance at International Creative Management (ICM), a leading talent agency where he was responsible for the packaging, financing, distribution and sales of feature films, television and digital media. He has played a key role in the financing, distribution, and production of such films and television content as Crazy Heart, which won two Academy Awards, Hotel Rwanda, which was nominated for three Academy Awards, HBO’s acclaimed Band of Brothers, House of Sand and Fog, The World Is Not Enough, Open Range, Carnage, and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Sadoff also was co-founder, partner, and head of the Los Angeles office of Cobalt Media Group, a leading media financing and international sales company. He began his career at the London-based National Westminster Bank. As Senior Vice President and Head of the Los Angeles office, Sadoff was instrumental in expanding the group to become one of the leading financiers within the global media and entertainment industry.