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Fox Searchlight Promotes Executives Katie Goodson-Thomas, Taylor Friedman

Goodson-Thomas runs London production team

Fox Searchlight has promoted Katie Goodson-Thomas to Senior Vice President of Production, and Taylor Friedman has been promoted to Vice President of Production effective immediately.

The promotions were announced on Wednesday by Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents of Production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum. Goodson-Thomas is based in London. Both Goodson-Thomas and Friedman will continue to report to Greenfield and Greenbaum in Los Angeles.

“Katie and Taylor each possess remarkable creative instincts and rigorous dedication to their projects, and to Searchlight as a whole. They have been essential members of the production team and we are proud that this elevation in their titles reflects their tremendous contributions,” said Greenbaum and Greenfield.

“I’m proud to call myself one of the Fox Searchlight family as we aim to be bold and innovative; a passionate and creative home for directors, writers and producers, successfully supporting and bringing the best of British and European talent to audiences everywhere. It’s an incredible company, an incredible time, and I’m honored to be a part of it,” said Goodson-Thomas.

“I’m thrilled to continue my work at Fox Searchlight, with such an incredible team of mentors and colleagues who have supported my growth. It has been a privilege and a joy to be at a company that champions collaborations with brilliant auteurs and to discover new and exciting filmmakers, providing a global platform to bring their singular voices to the world,” said Friedman.

Goodson-Thomas heads up the London production team, focusing primarily on bringing British talent and or material to a world-wide audience, also collaborating closely with Rebecca Kearey, President of Fox Searchlight International. Goodson-Thomas joined Fox Searchlight in 2015, and has overseen eight film productions; including “Far From the Madding Crowd,” Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the forthcoming James Kent’s 2019 release “The Aftermath” starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke.

Goodson-Thomas started her career over twenty years ago, working with Graham Broadbent and Damian Jones at Dragon Pictures. Before joining Fox Searchlight, Goodson-Thomas was a Producer, and Head of Film for Chris Coen’s Unanimous Pictures. Previous to that she was a Senior Production Executive at Origin Pictures.

Friedman began as an assistant in production at Fox Searchlight in 2009, and worked her way up within the production department.