Will French, President of Finance, Cloudlight Entertainment

Will French

Will French is President, Finance at Cloudlight Entertainment, a next-generation film finance group. Prior to co-founding Cloudlight, Will was a pioneer in the domestic film tax incentive industry. In 2003, he co-founded Film Production Capital, which quickly became the national leader in providing tax incentive-based financing and financial services to the motion picture industry. FPC has provided more than $300,000,000 in tax credit-related financing to over 100 motion picture productions with aggregate production budgets far exceeding $1 billion, including: RayThe ExpendablesRunaway JuryPremonitionDallas Buyers ClubMr. BrooksKilling Them SoftlyBullet to the HeadThe HostThe Courier, Killer Joe, Olympus Has Fallen, The Starving Games, Intruders, Reclaim, Homefront, Bad Country and Old Boy. 

A graduate of Purdue University, Will received his J.D. degree from Tulane University School of Law in 1998. Prior to co-founding Film Production Capital, he practiced corporate law, commercial banking law, and mergers and acquisitions. Will serves on the Board of Directors of the Fenner-French Foundation, a family charitable foundation started by his grandfather, Darwin S. Fenner of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc., whose primary focus is to improve the quality of life and work for residents of New Orleans.