President and CEO Mimi Steinbauer has hired the former Voltage Pictures senior executive as she seeks to broaden the company’s content creation mandate.
Short arrives as senior vice-president and will work on international sales in tandem with Steinbauer on a slate that includes imminent Tribeca world premiere The Driftless Area with Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel and teen action-thriller Take Down, currently in post-production.
The new hire is also tasked with building his relationships in China and other Asian markets as Radiant Films International explores co-production and co-financing opportunities.
“John is the perfect addition to the Radiant team, bringing a wealth of experience in the foreign sales world having developed a strong network and relationships with buyers,” said Steinbauer.
“He is passionate and dedicated to what he does and is eager to grow and push the company forward as we enter this exciting phase of expansion.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Radiant,” said Short. “Mimi has one of the best reputations in the business and in just a few short years has grown her company into one of the most well respected sales agencies in the industry.
“I look forward to not only representing her current slate, but to also build the company with additional commercial acquisitions and co-production opportunities.”
Short most recently served as vice-president of sales at Voltage where he worked on Dallas Buyers Club, Good Kill and the upcoming Fathers And Daughters and A Tale Of Love And Darkness.
Prior to Voltage, Short served as vice-president of international sales at Hyde Park Entertainment. He began his career in international sales at the Yari Film Group in 2009.
The Radiant Films International roster includes: upcoming IFC release Hungry Hearts starring Coppa Volpi Award winners Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher; Alchemy’s 2014 Telluride and Toronto selection and summer release Madame Bovary with Mia Wasikowska; and Whatever Makes You Happy to star Susan Sarandon and Allison Janney.