Searchlight has promoted DanTram Nguyen, and Katie Goodson-Thomas to heads of film production, effective immediately.
The longtime company executives will jointly oversee all film development and production, and all film production executives will report to them.
Nguyen, based in Searchlight’s US office, has been with the studio since 2009. Goodson-Thomas, based in Searchlight’s UK office, has overseen UK production and development operations for nearly a decade.
The studio’s upcoming slate includes Untitled Murder Mystery from Tom George starring Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell; Chevalier de Saint-Georges from Stephen Williams starring Kelvin Harrison, Jr.; Empire Of Light Sam Mendes starring Olivia Colman; and Poor Things from Yorgos Lanthimos starring Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe.
“DanTram and Katie are exemplary executives with incredible taste and deep talent relationships,” said Searchlight Pictures presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum. “They are proven leaders who we know will continue the legacy of Searchlight as we expand our global production and development slate.”
“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,” said Nguyen.
“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,” added Goodson-Thomas.
Nguyen began her career as a junior executive for Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner’s The Donners’ Company. She joined Searchlight as a creative executive and has worked on films such as The Descendants, Black Swan, The Shape Of Water, and Jojo Rabbit, as well as Scott Cooper’s upcoming horror thriller Antlers, and Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Nightmare Alley.
Prior to her role at Searchlight, Goodson-Thomas was head of film at Chris Coen’s Unanimous Pictures, having previously worked at companies including Origin Pictures and Working Title Films, and collaborated with UK filmmakers such as Graham Broadbent, Damian Jones, Lynne Ramsay, James Marsh, and Danny Boyle.
During her time at Searchlight, she has overseen a slate of UK and international features including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, My Cousin Rachel, Far From the Madding Crowd, The Favourite, and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.