S. LEIGH SAVIDGE
Founder / President-CEO
In 1998, The Los Angeles Times proclaimed that Leigh Savidge and Xenon “pioneered the video market for films geared to young African-Americans.” A former stand-up comedian, free-lance journalist and film editor, Leigh built Xenon from an under-financed pipe dream with one program and no major customers into one of the film industry’s most successful independent distributors. Leigh structured the company as a low-overhead boutique shop and built the sales, marketing and distribution infrastructure necessary for the Company to compete for global shelf space against major and independent studios alike.
He also wrote the initial drafts of Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray and released through Universal Pictures in 2015.
EVP / Chief Operating Officer
Starting at Xenon directly after graduating UCLA and 25-year Xenon veteran, Steve Housden is Xenon’s principal operations, acquisitions and marketing executive. With impeccable commercial instinct and considerable contract negotiations experience he is the primary contact for acquisitions and all contractual matters, as well as overseeing new business.
Steve is also a producer of a number of Xenon’s original productions, including Mahalia Jackson: The Power & The Glory and Welcome to Death Row.
He was also instrumental in conceiving and developing Straight Outta Compton, and continues in development of new films.
Director of Operations
JOEY HIPOLITO - C.P.A.
An accounting graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Joey oversees all financial and accounting issues for the company.
James has been with Xenon for 15 years, and aside from his oversight of day-to-day operations and logistics, his deep knowledge of —and passion for— cinema is a great asset in many other areas.
James is also the primary contact for film vault issues, and is brand manager for a number Xenon product lines.
Assistant to Chief Operating Officer
With an education in writing and self-taught programming skills, Matthew is in charge of in-house editing, asset delivery, and undertakes all authoring functions for DVD and BluRay releases.
Social Media / Marketing
Tyler takes the point on marketing matters, and all things social media related, and is directly involved with pre-production of upcoming Xenon features.
ANDREW HOFFMAN Esq
General Counsel - Member of the Board
Member of the Board
Xenon Pictures, Inc.
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