Evan Hayes Producer

With 12 years of experience in feature film development, physical production and film finance, Evan Hayes (Executive Producer) brings a unique perspective to his post as senior vice president at Working Title Films.  Hayes is an integral member of both the U.S. and U.K. operations and has a hand in all aspects of the company’s creative operations.  In his almost 10 years with the company, Hayes has been a driving force in furthering Working Title’s long history of collaborating with top-tier creative talent on unique, captivating and commercially successful feature films.

            As an executive producer, Hayes shepherded Contraband through the development process and supervised all aspects of the production in New Orleans, Panama City and London.  In addition to Contraband, Hayes was a production executive on three other Working Title projects in 2011: Tomas Alfredson’s BIFA-nominated and critically-acclaimed Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt and Tom Hardy; Asif Kapadia’s award-winning documentary Senna; and Ken Kwapis’ Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski and Ted Danson.

            During his tenure, Hayes has supervised many projects through each stage of the development and production processes.  He has worked on such acclaimed films as United 93, The Interpreter, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Paul, Definitely, Maybe, State of Play, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man and Green Zone. Hayes is currently supervising dozens of Working Title feature films in various stages of development or production.

            Born and raised in Massachusetts, Hayes is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.  Prior to joining Working Title, Hayes worked for producer Philip Steuer (The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy) and in Paramount Pictures’ financial planning and creative affairs departments.  Hayes lives in West Hollywood with his wife and daughter.