Jeanne Elfant Festa is Co-President and a Partner at White Horse Pictures. She is the Head of Documentaries & Director of Features and oversees the company’s documentary slate. Jeanne is a Producer alongside Nigel Sinclair, Mark Monroe and Frank Marshall on the documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, directed by Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall. Before joining the White Horse creative producing team, she operated her own production company, Piper Cub Productions. With Piper Cub Productions, she had a first-look deal with Exclusive Media and joined forces there with Nigel Sinclair, executive producing the Grammy-winning documentary Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, directed by James Moll.
Since joining White Horse Pictures, she has served on the producing team for the Grammy & Emmy winning, BAFTA-nominated, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, directed by Ron Howard, and produced the Emmy-winning The Apollo alongside Cassidy Hartmann and Lisa Cortes, directed by Roger Ross Williams. Jeanne also produced Pavarotti with Nigel Sinclair, directed by Ron Howard. Currently in production, Jeanne is producing a documentary with Nigel Sinclair, Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, which Amy Poehler is directing.
She is also a Producer on a feature film about Keith Moon, the drummer of The Who, as well as a number of other high-end documentaries and unannounced projects now on White Horse Pictures’ slate.
She serves on the board of Step Up, a nation-wide non-profit organization that propels girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.