Heidi Honeycutt

Etheria Film Night’s Heidi Honeycutt Joins Entertainment Squad

Veteran programmer and acquisition executive Heidi Honeycutt has joined Shaked Berenson’s Entertainment Squad as Vice President of Episodic and Short-Form Content. She was the head of the NIGHTFALL section of the Los Angeles Film Festival before joining Fiction Riot as VP of Content Acquisitions in 2017. She is also a Co-Founder and Director of Programming of Etheria Film Night, the American Cinematheque’s annual genre showcase of films made by emerging female directors.

Heidi Honeycutt

Shaked Berenson, Entertainment Squad’s CEO commented to Variety, who broke the news: “Heidi has a great eye for talent and is known to champion diverse and fresh voices.” Berenson added, “We are glad to support her vision of creating a space for emerging artists to find an audience in alternative storytelling formats.”

In her new role, Honeycutt will be curating short-form content for distribution as well as developing original content for the company’s new digital streaming series. Honeycutt will be joining Jonathan Barkan, Vice President of Acquisition and Distribution, Feature Films. The company recently released Millennium Media’s horror feature THE DARE.

“I’m incredibly honored to be working with Shaked and Jonathan,” says Honeycutt. “This is an exciting time for short films and for digital streaming and I look forward to bringing new talent to the forefront of the entertainment industry through my work with Entertainment Squad.”

Entertainment Squad’s first short content project is a curated digital series set to air on streaming services in Summer 2020. The Horror Collective is also partnering with Reels of the Dead, the Days of the Dead convention film festival, Panic Fest, and Midsummer Scream to screen branded genre content to their respective audiences. A branded Horror Collective short content block will premiere at Days of the Dead Indianapolis, Jul 17-19, 2020.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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