Ms. Reynolds is the President of Reynolds Entertainment. Ms. Reynolds began her career in the entertainment industry with ITC Entertainment Group, an independent UK film and television company, where she served as Director of Development and Acquisitions. She continued on as a development executive for PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, which acquired and restructured ITC into PolyGram Television. During her tenure at PolyGram/ITC, Ms. Reynolds developed and acquired numerous film and television projects, including "The Last Seduction," "Tom & Viv," and the NBC mini-series, "A Woman of Independent Means."
Ms. Reynolds co-founded Reynolds Entertainment in 1997. In her five years as an independent producer, Ms. Reynolds has developed and produced a number of diverse film and television projects in the U.S. and abroad. She produced the theatrical motion picture, "The Unsaid," starring Andy Garcia (filmed in Canada), and executive produced the Dutch thriller, Soul Assassin, starring Skeet Ulrich, Kristy Swanson and Rena Owen (filmed in Holland). Ms. Reynolds co-produced the HBO World Premiere movies, "Retroactive" a sci-fi thriller starring James Belushi, and "Murder In Mind" a psychological thriller starring Nigel Hawthorne and Mary Louise Parker. She also co-executive produced the Disney television movie about Robin Hood's daughter entitled, "Princess of Thieves," with Granada Entertainment and ABC Networks (filmed in Romania).
In addition to developing and producing film and TV projects for Reynolds Entertainment, Ms. Reynolds has also obtained financing and distribution for outside productions. For example, Ms. Reynolds was instrumental in securing distribution and co-production financing for the Alec Baldwin-hosted talk show, "Raw Footage," which aired on the Independent Film Channel. Ms. Reynolds has represented international producers seeking distribution or selling their entertainment libraries in the U.S. She is an experienced participant at all the major television and film markets and festivals, including AFM, Cannes, MIFED, MIPCOM, NATPE, Sundance, and Toronto, and is a frequent lecturer at the University of California at Los Angeles and at many other entertainment courses and seminars.
Reynolds Entertainment was originally formed as Channing Films in 1996 by Kelley Feldsott-Reynolds and Simon Channing-Williams, who has produced the films by acclaimed British director, Mike Leigh, including "Secrets & Lies," which garnered a 1996 Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. The company's objective was, and continues to be, the production of high quality, reasonably budgeted independent feature films with international appeal. The company initially began developing motion picture projects in the $2 to $3 million range, and also collaborated on projects for network and cable television.
In 1999, Patrick Reynolds replaced Mr. Channing-Williams as co-member and the company officially became Reynolds Entertainment. The company began to evolve into other areas of the entertainment business, including sales and talent representation, to generate additional revenue. This diversification also served to extend and solidify its working industry relationships both in the U.S. and abroad. Reynolds Entertainment possesses the expertise to acquire, develop, finance, produce and distribute all manner of projects across the media spectrum and is positioned to thrive in changing business climates and to capitalize on technological developments in the industry.