Director of Acquisitions & Distribution
Hilary studied political science and film studies at Dalhousie University, and went on to work in short film distribution at Ouat Media in Toronto. From Ouat she moved onto the Canadian Film Centre, working first in development and later in administration and distribution.
In 2015 she accepted a position at Meridian Artists, where she worked for three years in talent management. Hilary joined Game Theory in 2018 as the Director of Acquisitions and Distribution.
Senior Market Strategist
Tim Smythe-Bishop is a distribution executive with over 30 years experience in the movie business. Tim began his career at Cineplex Canada in finance, before shifting his focus to distribution, bringing his talents to Polygram Films, Universal Films Canada and Sony Pictures Releasing Canada, where he managed a sales team with over 100 million in revenues.
After twelve years with Sony he began a new division at Entertainment One, focused on implementing new strategies for the release of feature films in Canada. Most recently Tim has provided invaluable support in managing the release of Canadian and International films in Canada.
Director of Development
Director of Development, Luke Black, first connected with Hart and Woods while attending the Canadian Film Centre. He has previously produced a dozen short films and was a board member for the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative and the Independent Web Creators of Canada.
Black continues to serve as Head of Development for Woods Entertainment (MEAN DREAMS).
William is a Toronto based Producer with a focus on feature films that have both commercial and philosophical merit. His second feature, thriller MEAN DREAMS, stars Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Colm Feore and Bill Paxton, and premiered in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes and had its’ North American premiere at TIFF. Will is currently in post-production on three features, SPINSTER (2019) starring Chelsea Peretti, THE REST OF US (2019) starring Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse and Jodi Balfour and HAMMER (2019) starring Will Patton and Mark O’Brien.
William graduated from York University with his Masters in environmental ethics. He’s also completed the Canadian Film Center’s Producer’s Lab, The Rotterdam Producers Lab and Trans Atlantic Partners co-production incubator.