Los Angeles-based production outfit White Horse Pictures (The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years) has lifted Nicholas Ferrall to the title of president, effective immediately.
In the newly created role, Ferrall will oversee White Horse’s expanding film and television slate through all stages of development, production and distribution. In addition, he will also continue to produce specific projects together with White Horse executive chairman Nigel Sinclair and partners Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann.
Ferrall currently serves as head of production and is executive producing a raft of forthcoming documentary features, including The Apollo from Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams. The feature-length HBO Documentary Film chronicles the history and legacy of the celebrated New York theater and will enjoy its world premiere at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival on April 24.
Ferrall is also producing Frank Marshall’s The Bee Gees, an authorized documentary about the seminal pop band The Bee Gees, Ron Howard’s Pavarotti, providing an intimate look at the life and career of the Italian operatic tenor through a combination of performance footage and never-before-seen archive.
Prior to joining White Horse at launch in 2014, Ferrall served as VP of documentary features at Sinclair’s Spitfire Pictures. He began his career at Strike Entertainment.
“As White Horse goes into the next phase of its growth, we are so fortunate to have Nicholas Ferrall available to lead the company as president and supported by our extraordinary partners Jeanne Elfant Festa and Cassidy Hartmann,” said White Horse Pictures executive chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East in a statement. “Guy and I are excited to keep working with this stellar team to create more great programming.”