US-based Tower Hill Entertainment is stepping up operations and has placed Shaun Redick in charge of feature packaging and announced the hire of finance expert and former attorney Tony Beaudoin.

Redick, the former ICM agent and packaging division chief at The Collective, joined The Butterfly Effect franchise producers William J Shively and AJ Dix in forming the management, production and finance company last year.

As executive vice-president and head of feature film packaging based in Los Angeles, Redick will oversee the packaging process for Tower Hill Entertainment’s slate and supervise packaging for third-party producers and financiers with the goal of eventual studio distribution.

Redick came over to Tower Hill with his Collective associate Ray Mansfield and his packaging and executive producer credits include The Messenger, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, and Powder Blue.

Beaudoin will also be based in Los Angeles and most recently ran the Los Angeles office of Bank Of Ireland as senior vice-president and manager of film finance. In that capacity he oversaw the bank’s North American film financing activities, handling a range of work from single-picture loans to slate and corporate facilities.

Films financed by Beaudoin at Bank Of Ireland include Michael Clayton, The Hoax and The Painted Veil.

He also provided loans to structured facilities for Summit Entertainment, Dark Castle Holdings and Dune Entertainment. Prior to Bank of Ireland, Beaudoin worked for the entertainment finance group of Paris-based Natexis Banques Populaires, where he financed The Butterfly Effect for Shively and Tower Hill production president Dix.

Tower Hill recently announced the comedic whodunit Murder Mystery, which Kevin Macdonald will direct from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac and Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.