STEWART HALL - Principal Stewart Hall served as Producer for and then President of Media 8 Entertainment from
2002 to 2011. Mr. Hall played a key role in maintaining the company's position as a preeminent player in the independent filmmaking world and was responsible for overseeing the company's day-to-day operations and for overseeing the company's production slate.
In 2003, Mr. Hall served as an executive producer on Media 8's critically lauded and Academy Award winning drama MONSTER, written and directed by Patty Jenkins, which was also one of the year's top performing independent films at the worldwide box office. Mr. Hall also served as an executive producer on Media 8 Entertainment's THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, directed by Mike Binder, and starring three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen and two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, and as an executive producer on RUNNING SCARED, director Wayne Kramer's gritty action/drama starring Paul Walker, released by New Line Cinema. Most recently Mr. Hall served as producer on THE RAMEN GIRL, starring Brittany Murphy.
Mr. Hall previously served as a producer on Media 8's edgy youth drama HAVOC, starring Anne Hathaway and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, the psychological thriller THE I NSIDE, starring Ryan Phillippe, the drama 11:14, starring Hilary Swank, Rachael Leigh Cook and Patrick Swayze, the Sundance hit THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND, starring two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, and the horror/comedy SANTA’S SLAY.
Prior to Media 8, Mr. Hall worked as a real estate developer and entrepreneur.
DEVIN CUTLER- Principal
Devin Cutler has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. He currently heads Entertainment Financial Consulting
Services and Jongleur Films. Prior to this, he served as CFO of Media 8 Entertainment, overseeing all aspects of the day to day operations and financing of the independent production and distribution company and developing close relationships with many of the best known bankers and lenders in the industry.
Prior to Media 8, Mr. Cutler served as Executive Director of Finance and Administration for New World Entertainment, overseeing the administration and collections efforts for a large film library and hit television shows such as THE WONDER YEARS, TOUR OF DUTY, and SANTA BARBARA.
Mr. Cutler graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and has passed the California CPA exam.
LEE ETTINGER - Principal
Lee Ettinger’s most recent executive appointment was Senior Vice President at Principal Media, where he headed the company’s worldwide distribution of television programming. Prior to that, Mr. Ettinger was Head of Distribution for Trillian Entertainment, a division of Media 8 Entertainment. In this position, Mr. Ettinger spearheaded all acquisitions, distribution and sales both domestically and in the international marketplace for Trillian. Before that he served as Vice President of Business Development for York International, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Ettinger worked for Hilton Hotels and SunGard Data Systems and created marketing and business development initiatives for companies such as the Hartford Insurance Group, Ocean Pacific, Rollerblade, Joe Boxer and Capitol Records. Mr. Ettinger also worked on new media marketing projects with partners such as James Cameron, Paul Allen and Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Mr. Ettinger’s education includes a Bachelors of Science with academic honors as well as a Master’s in Business (MBA) with a specialization in Marketing from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles California. He also attended Waseda University in Tokyo to study international negotiations and business.
Mr. Ettinger also served with distinction for eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a a team member of a Special Operations Advanced Landing Party.
We are a multipurpose production and distribution company focusing on small to medium budget projects in the theatrical, television, internet, and gaming marketplaces. The Company will produce and distribute its projects through a network of relationships with co-producers, financiers, lenders, and domestic and foreign distributors.
Unlike many other companies in the entertainment industry, which are often run more or less by ego, YDIP’s mantra is to proceed rationally at all times, making decisions based on market circumstances and looking for efficiencies that minimize risk in a traditionally risky business while preserving the upside in a marketplace that is famous for its upside potential.
The principals of the Company have, combined, over 50 years of experience in all facets of the entertainment industry with a proven track record.
You Did It ! Productions
Tasteful feature film and TV productions that are worth more than a thousand words.