Pitch Tessie Groff (Tuesday, April 30th 2019)

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Pitch Tessie Groff

Tessie Specializes in Horror, Thriller, Action, Drama, and Comedy Features under $30M.


Tessie Groff is the Director of Development at The H Collective, a film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company working with top Hollywood producers and talent to create high quality original entertainment content for the global market. Tessie coveres development and production of feature film projects, reporting to CEO Nic Crawley (previously at Paramount and Walt Disney Pictures) and President of Production Sherryl Clark (previously at The Walt Disney Company and Kopelson Entertainment).

The H Collective has quickly made a name for itself distributing the hit Chinese productions WOLF WARRIOR 2, HANSON AND THE BEAST, A CHILDREN'S SONG, and A BETTER TOMORROW, while producing two features for summer 2019 releases. BRIGHTBURN stars Elizabeth Banks, was produced alongside James Gunn, and will be distributed by Sony. THE PARTS YOU LOSE stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul and Scoot McNairy, was produced with Gran Via Productions' Mark Johnson. They are also in development on XXX 4 with Vin Diesel returning, COUNTER SPY from writers David Rothenberg & Lionel Enns and Craig Kyle, and THE BEAST from writer Aaron W. Sala.


Tessie formerly worked in development and acquisitions at Miramax, the motion picture department at John Wells Productions, and the motion picture talent division at ICM. She received a BA in Film Production at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.


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