Yale Entertainment is the parent company of Yale Productions, the independent company led by partners Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman. Underpinned by over 30 years of collective experience in the film industry, the production arm specializes in high-quality, filmmaker-driven projects with responsible budgets in order to maximize the creative and commercial success. Since partnering in 2017, Yale has produced or executive produced over 25 films and has financed a range of budgets totaling more than $100MM.
Yale recently launched an international film sales and distribution company, Great Escape, to represent their rapidly growing slate of in-house titles in addition to select third party content. In addition to Lafayette Pictures, alongside director/actor Katie Holmes, which is in post-production on two features which Holmes directed and starred in – Alone Together, with Jim Sturgess and Melissa Leo, and Rare Objects with Derek Luke and Alan Cumming.
The group was one of the first production companies to commence production following the outbreak of Covid in 2020, and has been safely and successfully producing films on a consistent basis since then. Recent successes include: Becky, starring Lulu Wilson and Kevin James, which was released in June 2020 and became the #1 grossing movie at the box office; Joe Penna’s Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette which was released by Netflix; and Separation with Rupert Friend, Brian Cox and Madeline Brewer for Open Road.