Guy East launched White Horse Pictures in 2014 with longtime business partner, Nigel Sinclair. Prior to launching White Horse, East was Co-Chairman of Exclusive Media, an independent film company which owned Spitfire Pictures and Hammer Films, and which financed, produced and distributed feature films as well as documentaries on a global basis.
In early 2003 East and Sinclair had launched independent production company, Spitfire Pictures, and in May 2007 had joined the board of Hammer Films, the then newly revived British studio. They had co-founded Intermedia Films in 1996 which became one of the world’s leading independent producers and distributors of motion pictures.
With Exclusive, East’s recent producer credits include Ron Howard’s Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated RUSH, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl; Academy Award nominated The Ides of March, starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling; End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena; Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson; A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson; Begin Again starring Keira Knightley and Adam Levine; and Hammer’s The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radclifffe.
East’s documentary credits include Spitfire’s Academy Award® winning documentary Undefeated; the Grammy Award® winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth and Martin Scorsese’s BAFTA nominated George Harrison: Living in the Material World; and Scorsese’s Bob Dylan: No Direction Home.
East’s other film credits include Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow; Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Alan Parker’s The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet; The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine; and The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.
East attended the University of Exeter in England, where he studied English and EEC law. He qualified as a lawyer at Slaughter & May. In 1985 he was elected as the first British director of the American Film Marketing Association.