Jeanne Elfant Festa (Producer) is the Head of Documentaries & Director of Features at White Horse Pictures and oversees the company’s documentary slate. 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 currently produced The Apollo, directed by Roger Ross Williams which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is a Producer on Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard.
Festa is a producer on a feature film about Keith Moon, the drummer of The Who, and she is also producing the forthcoming authorized Bee Gees documentary directed by Frank Marshall of Kennedy Marshall, as well as a number of other high-end documentaries and 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.