EXCLUSIVE: Scott Free Productions has lately inked a 2-year extension for Justin Alvarado Brown to proceed to function President and C.O.O. of the corporate via 2024. Brown will proceed to supervise all dealmaking and operations for the corporate throughout movie and tv, in addition to heading up strategic planning, main duty for P&L, and all enterprise and authorized affairs issues for the corporate’s US and UK workplaces.
“Justin has confirmed to be a devoted Senior Govt and COO bringing a strategic perspective to maximizing our enterprise alternatives via these fluid occasions,” stated Ridley Scott. “Justin is all the time in a position to elegantly negotiate probably the most complicated of offers and this makes him an actual asset to Scott Free. We’re delighted he’ll proceed to be a part of Scott Free.”
In over a decade on the manufacturing shingle based by Scott and his late brother, Tony Scott, Brown has guided the corporate to an unprecedented interval of development and success, together with working in shut collaboration with longtime exec and Chief Inventive Officer, David Zucker, to broaden the TV group into a world unbiased studio/manufacturing firm, overseeing productions corresponding to Raised by Wolves (HBO Max), Nice Expectations (F/X, BBC) and the upcoming Sinking Spring (Apple).
“It has been a privilege and honor to work alongside Ridley these previous 12 years,” stated Brown. “I’m grateful for his and Luke’s assist, and for the chance to proceed to work with David Zucker, Mike Pruss and their wonderful groups to provide authentic and related movie and TV initiatives befitting of Ridley and the corporate’s legacies. I’m excited and assured about what the subsequent few years maintain for us, as we navigate the ever-changing market we discover ourselves in.”
Along with negotiating Scott’s and the corporate’s movie and tv offers, together with its present first look partnerships with Disney/Fox and Apple; Brown runs level on the firm on deciding when to deploy out there funding to accumulate underlying IP and develop screenplay materials, and he additionally has secured fairness and debt financing for quite a few unbiased movies (most lately, on Jordan Scott’s Berlin No one).
Brown has been with the corporate for 12 years, beginning as SVP and Head of Enterprise Affairs in 2010 (after serving in the identical capability at Overture Movies), earlier than shortly transferring as much as C.O.O., and finally being elevated to President in 2020.
Brown additionally serves on Scott Free’s Board of Administrators, and he has spearheaded the corporate’s Variety, Fairness and Inclusion initiatives and mentorship applications. Brown Govt Produced the upcoming docu-series, Nonetheless Lacking Morgan, set to premiere on ABC/Hulu in Q1 of 2023, and served as a Co-Producer on Michael Rapaport’s 2010 doc Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Known as Quest. Earlier stints included enterprise and authorized affairs at HBO and MGM/United Artists.
Scott Free’s upcoming slate contains Napoleon directed by Ridley Scott with Joaquin Phoenix set to star as French navy chief and emperor Napoleon; Boston Strangler starring Keira Knightley; First Ascent to be directed by Jake Scott, which is set-up at Hulu with Daisy Ridley hooked up to star; Berlin No one, a thriller starring Eric Bana and Sadie Sink with Jordan Scott directing; a brand new film within the Alien franchise, to be directed by Fede Alvarez.