Hadeel Reda has over 25 year experience in developing, producing and financing feature films. Recently she completed production on RIDE, starring Ludacris and Sasha Alexander, and AMERICAN WRESTLER: THE WIZARD starring Jon Voight and William Fichtner, which Warner Bros is released May 2017. Other recent credits include HARBINGER DOWN, a Sci Fi action thriller starring Lance Hendriksen, with Academy Award winner Alec Gillis (VFX ALIENS) directing and the 2015 theatrically-released film GRIZZLY, which Reda developed and produced starring BILLY BOB THORTON and JAMES MARSDEN. Reda arranged financing for the Jason Bateman directed film FAMLY FANG, starring NICOLE KIDMAN and CHRISTOPER WALKEN in 2016. She is currently developing THE BERLIN GAME, a WWII heist thriller with Martin Campbell to direct (CASINO ROYALE).
Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Winchester Films, Ms. Reda founded that company in 1998 as the Los Angeles division of the UK publicly-traded Winchester Entertainment, plc, a film company focused on film financing, production and International distribution. As CEO, Ms. Reda established innovative film financing structures and international Output deals for Chuck Gordon (DIE HARD), where she created overall first look deals with heavy-hitting producers/directors such as Richard Donner/Lauren Shuler Donner (X-MEN) and Wind Dancer Producer Group (WHAT WOMEN WANT). Reda oversaw the international sales efforts of over 30 pictures during her time there. Reda started at Winchester as Head of Production, developing and Executive producing a slate of co-financed films.
Ms. Reda executive produced 16 BLOCKS starring BRUCE WILLIS and directed by Richard Donner, which was released by WARNER BROS. Her executive producer credits also include the number one U.S. box office hit HEARTBREAKERS, starring SIGOURNEY WEAVER and GENE HACKMAN; the comedy SCORCHED starring WOODY HARRELSON and JOHN CLEESE; as well as Joel Silver’s actioner JANE DOE starring TERI HATCHER. Also in an Executive Producing capacity, Ms. Reda has projects set up at Sony, Paramount, Universal, Fox and Warner Brothers with other A-level talent attached.
Ms. Reda joined Winchester after four years as an executive at The Walt Disney Company, where she got her start in Feature Film development at the studio and quickly moved up to a position in the International Division for Disney’s feature films, Buena Vista International as an Executive in the Marketing and Distribution areas. Ms. Reda was part of the initial team setting up distribution and marketing in Europe. She oversaw the international marketing campaigns for THE LION KING, POCAHANTAS and Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
Ms. Reda graduated with a BS in Mass Communication, Film from Emerson College, 1990