Principals

Robert FriedlandChairman

A renowned financier in international mining, technology and real estate, Robert is the Founder and Chairman of the private firm Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, which is active in global capital markets and has an established focus on emerging markets. Since the early 1980s, he has specialized in financing the exploration and development of mineral and energy resources and advanced technology ventures.

John PenottiPresident/CEO

John Penotti has produced over thirty films and has been a prominent figure in the U.S. film industry since his start working with legendary director Sidney Lumet (Network, Dog Day Afternoon). As the founding partner and president of GreeneStreet Films, his credits include the five-time Academy Award nominated In the Bedroom, the #1 box office thriller Swimfan, the studio hit comedy Uptown Girls, and Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion.

Gary GartnerExecutive Vice Chairman

Gary is Managing Director of Alchemy Capital Planning LLC. Previously, he was a practicing attorney for over 30 years and most recently served as the head of the Tax Department at Kaye Scholer LLP. He has advised both U.S. and international corporations across a wide spectrum of industries on complex cross-border issues related to acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and financing transactions. Gary has significant expertise in the entertainment industry, having worked on M&A and financings of various companies. Gary has also advised on the international operation of both live and filmed entertainment businesses.

Govind FriedlandFounder

Govind Friedland is the founder and Executive Chairman of GoviEx Uranium, Inc., a private mineral resources company. As CEO of GoviEx, he raised $100 million to fund acquisitions and finance exploration focused on the Company's uranium assets in Niger. He championed the Company's policy of employing a 100% local workforce in Niger as the new paradigm for sustainable development in the region. Govind is also a co-founder of Ivanhoe Industries, the parent company of I-Pulse Inc., a hi-tech company providing innovative solutions for mining, oil & gas, and advanced manufacturing sectors based in Toulouse, France. Govind has lived most of his life in Asia, including ten years in Beijing, China. He earned his degree in Geology and Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines."

Executives

Michael HoganChief Operating Officer

Prior to Ivanhoe, Michael served as GreeneStreet Films' COO from 2006-2013. From 1999-2006, he was a Partner at Hart Sharp Entertainment, a New York-based production company (Boys Don't Cry, You Can Count On Me). At Hart Sharp, he created and managed two private equity funds that financed Hart Sharp's films. Michael has executive produced Nicholas Nickleby (United Artists, 2002), Just Another Story (Showtime, 2003), A Home at the End of the World (Warner Independent Pictures, 2004), P.S. (Newmarket Film Group, 2004), Proof (Miramax Films, 2005), The Night Listener (Miramax, 2006), Evening (Focus Features, 2007), Frozen (Anchor Bay Films, 2009) and All is Bright (Anchor Bay Films, 2013). Prior to his entertainment career, Michael was a Navy SEAL, serving in Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. He holds an B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, an M.A. from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

Kilian KerwinPresident of Production

 Kilian started in production as assistant to acclaimed director Tony Scott and has served as line producer and assistant director on commercials, short films, and documentaries.  Kilian is also experienced in the development arena, first as an executive for Dennis Quaid's production company at Orion Pictures and then as a screenwriter.  Over a ten-year span he wrote projects for Universal Pictures, Miramax, Paramount Pictures, Fox 2000, Dreamworks Animation, and Twentieth Century Fox.  Kilian also wrote and directed a feature film, Learning Curves, which aired on Showtime Networks.

Brian KornreichExecutive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs

Brian began at GreeneStreet Films in 2003 and now oversees Ivanhoe's legal matters including structuring and negotiating transactions in connection with all motion picture and television projects. Previously, he worked for a business management company that oversaw complex backend participation deals for acting talent such as Mike Myers and Meg Ryan. He holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Katherine LeeHead of Production & Development / Asia

A leading film executive in Asia, Katherine Lee has over 20 years industry experience. She started her career in production in 1992, later working as a Production Coordinator for Sylvia Chang and subsequently building her international experience by joining Fortissimo Film Sales and later Filmko Pictures Limited, respectively.

Lee is highly regarded for her work with prominent filmmakers including Peter Chan, Sylvia Chang, Derek Yee, Jacob Cheung, Daniel Lee and Ann Hui. From 2002-2014, she has been instrumental in the co-production, distribution and sales of films ranging from award-winning block busters like Dearest, American Dreams in China, Wu Xia aka Dragon, The Warlords, and Bodyguards and Assassins to high profile independent films such as July Rhapsody and Like a Dream.

Janice ChuaDirector of Production

A graduate of Chapman University, Janice began her career as an international sales executive in Beijing. She has worked with companies such as Arclight Films and Beijing Galloping Horse. While at Galloping Horse, Janice was involved in the development of various international projects and most recently the international distribution of John Woo's THE CROSSING.

Leeanne ChanVice President, Business Development

Leeanne Chan is based in Hong Kong holding the positions of Director, Investor Relations for Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN, formerly known as Ivanplats Limited), Chairman of the Asia Mining Club, and Vice President, Business Development, Ivanhoe Pictures. Leeanne has been with the Ivanhoe group since 2011 and was also with Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX: TRQ) when it was formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines.

Throughout the past 10 years, Leeanne has been involved globally with the mining sector, and has also worked for compnies such as RungePincockMinarco (ASX: RUL, formerly known as Runge Limited) and G-Resources Group Limited (1051:HKSE).

Leeanne has been with the Asia Mining Club (Hong Kong) since it was first incepted in 2010. Leeanne is amongst one of the individual founding members of the Asia Mining Club, and continues to chair the AMC committee.

Yoomi ChoiCoordinator

Yoomi received her B.A. in Film and Media studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has worked extensively as a production assistant and most recently was production office coordinator on the Korean feature film C'EST SI BON starring Kim Yun-Seok.