In 1999, Jeremy Thomas founded international sales company HanWay Films with his colleagues Peter Watson (Deputy Chairman) and Stephan Mallmann (Chief Financial Officer), and continues to sit on the board alongside them as Chairman. Two new members joined the board in 2011, Thorsten Schumacher, previously Head of Sales, was appointed Managing Director and former Head of Business Affairs Jan Spielhoff took up the reins as Chief Operating Officer.
HanWay has established itself as leading international sales, distribution and marketing company specialising in high-profile quality films from worldwide talent. HanWay arranges financing, sales and distribution for all films from Recorded Picture Company, along with projects from third party producers.
HanWay also represents an extensive film catalogue of over 500 features including films from Thomas’s Recorded Picture Company, Merchant Ivory, Wim Wenders and the British Film Institute. Representing the very best in film-making talent, these include productions by Woody Allen, Takeshi Kitano, Bernardo Bertolucci, Wim Wenders, Terry Gilliam, David Cronenberg, James Ivory, Peter Greenaway, Jean Luc Godard, David Mamet, Milos Forman, Stephen Frears, Phillip Noyce and Nagisa Oshima.