EXCLUSIVE: Picture Entertainment has entered into a private pod bargain for feature films with manufacturer Whitaker Lader.

before linking Picture Whitaker Lader was previously Head of Development and Production to Casey Affleck’s film & TV production firm, Sea Change Media, where she produced Lighting of My Life, written and directed by Affleck. Whitaker most recently created The World to Come led by Mona Fastvold and starring Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Affleck and Christopher Abbott, and Jasmine McGlade’s Fencer.

Formerly, Whitaker functioned at Sundance Institute since the Manager of Creative Initiatives & Board Relations beneath Keri Putnam, handling the launching of Catalyst, a market linking film investors with jobs from Sundance alumni. She graduated from Brown University, where she was Executive Director of the Ivy Film Festival, and has an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

“Whitaker provides a Exceptional perspective and skillset into the tales she wants to inform.   We could not be more happy that she will be joining us as we continue to cultivate our world class home for filmmakers to make daring function,” said Picture Entertainment President of Features Karen Lunder.

Along with her job at amusement, Whitaker serves as Vice President and Co-Host of all Renaissance Weekends, her household’s non-profit that hosts interdisciplinary retreats for 2,000 intergenerational leaders every year.