Searchlight Pictures Names DanTram Nguyen, Katie Goodson-Thomas as Heads of Production

Searchlight Pictures has named DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas as joint Heads of Production at the studio.

Via Deadline

Via Deadline

What’s Happening: 

  • Deadline is reporting that Searchlight Pictures executives DanTram Nguyen and Katie Goodson-Thomas have been selected to co-lead film development and production at the studio.
  • Both women will serve as Heads of Production with all production executives reporting to them.
  • Nguyen hails from the U.S. Searchlight office, while Goodson-Thomas is based in the U.K.
  • As Heads of Production, they’ll oversee every aspect of development on upcoming films including:
    • Untitled Murder Mystery, from director Tom George, starring Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell
    • Chevalier de Saint-Georges, from director Stephen Williams, starring Kelvin Harrison, Jr.
    • Empire of Light, from director Sam Mendes, starring Olivia Colman
    • Poor Things, from director Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe

What They’re Saying:

  • Presidents, Searchlight Pictures Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum: “DanTram and Katie are exemplary executives with incredible taste and deep talent relationships. They are proven leaders who we know will continue the legacy of Searchlight as we expand our global production and development slate.”
  • DanTram Nguyen: “I have loved my time here at Searchlight and look forward to working with Katie and the entire production team on these wonderful projects lined up over the next several years for this exciting slate that awaits movie fans around the world.”
  • Katie Goodson-Thomas: “I am elated by the opportunity to work closely with DanTram and the entire production team across the globe as we continue to build on the Searchlight legacy of creating a home for filmmakers with a singular vision, as well as the next generation of talent.”

DanTram Nguyen Career Highlights:

  • Before coming to Searchlight in 2009, Nguyen served as a junior executive for The Donners’ Company.
  • At Searchlight, Nguyen has had a hand in such acclaimed films as:
    • The Descendants
    • Black Swan
    • The Shape of Water
    • Jojo Rabbit 
  • Upcoming titles:

Katie Goodson-Thomas Career Highlights:

  • Throughout her career Goodson-Thomas has held various roles at:
    • Unanimous Pictures
    • Origin Pictures
    • Working Title Films
  • At Searchlight, she’s overseen a variety of films including:
    • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    • My Cousin Rachel
    • Far From the Madding Crowd
    • The Favourite
    • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie