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OUR MISSION

We leverage technology and our understanding of consumer taste to produce the next generation of family-centric and music-based programming to provide entertainment for the world.

Green Investment Initiative

As Gen Z and Millennial business owners, it is our responsibility to determine and redefine good business practices in the context of the modern economy. Hello Pictures prides itself on being in touch with modern culture and leading by example. The Green Investment reflects initiatives that Gen Z and Millennials have wished to see from the private sector — willingness to sacrifice revenue and the bottom line for the greater good. We pledge to allocate a percentage of our annual profits to organizations committed to combatting climate change, and we urge others to follow suit. This is simply the cost of doing business on a dying planet.

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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by our Terms and Conditions, which together with our privacy policy govern the relationship between Hello Pictures LLC (a division of The Hello Group) and you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website. Please view our Terms and Conditions here: https://thehellogroup.com/terms/

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Privacy Policy

Hello Pictures LLC (a division of The Hello Group) and its affiliates (collectively referred to as “The Hello Group”, “THG”, “we”, “us”) takes its data protection and privacy responsibilities seriously. Please view our Privacy Policy here: https://thehellogroup.com/privacypolicy/

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About Team Mission Hello Studios Contact
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TAYLOR JONES

FOUNDER & CEO

Listed by Yahoo Finance in the Top 10 Entrepreneurs U30 to watch in 2021, Taylor is a former Disney star, TV presenter, and award-winning entertainment executive with 12 years in the business. He has managed winners of The Voice and Eurovision, and is responsible for over 26 Billboard #1’s and 25+ Platinum and Golden hits (for BTS, SuperM, Charlie Wilson, NCT-127), winning MTV EMA and ASCAP awards. TV experience includes The Voice, Avrotros’ Beste Zangers, Little Big Shots, and more than 25 TV production appearances/credentials. Taylor just won Entertainment & Multimedia CEO of the Year with Global CEO of Excellence Awards.

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PHIL QUARTARARO

PRESIDENT

Former President and CEO at Virgin Records, Warner Bros. Records and EMI North America, and currently President and Chairman at The Hello Group. Phil worked on the careers of Linkin Park, The Spice Girls, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sex Pistols, Janet Jackson, etc. Phil Q was named Billboard’s Music Executive of the Year in 2001 and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Grammy Foundation (Recording Academy). Phil has decades of media experience, and has produced documentaries and original content for years.

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KYRAN JONES

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Development and management professional with 6 years experience in entertainment. Kyran worked directly alongside his brother since the start of Hello and fast developed an eye for talent and development. Kyran heads up operations and production logistics, reporting directly to the CEO.

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TIM VAN RONGEN

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Award-winning executive, Tim is the creator of Fame Academy, and was the driving force behind the global phenomenon The Voice, serving as Executive Producer in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and China. Tim later moved to Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment as SVP, working on Got Talent, The X Factor, and La Banda. In 2017, Tim was appointed Co-CEO of Talpa North America, continuing to oversee The Voice. In 2019, Talpa was folded into ITV America Studios, at which point he and Talpa’s Founder John de Mol left the company.

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SCOTT HOLROYD

SVP, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

Former Head of Development for LD Entertainment, Scott has overseen development and production in the family & YA market for over a decade, working on I Can Only Imagine ($86M Box Office), Risen ($46M Box Office), Judy ($46M Box Office), Jackie ($30M Box Office), Words On Bathroom Walls, and many more. He has established strong relationships at Netflix, Hulu, Disney, Amazon, HBO, Apple, BBC, ITV and more.

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CHRISTINE TOLSON

VP PRODUCTION

Christine is a physical production executive with over 10 years of experience in live-action television series. Christine spent 5 years as a Senior Production Manager for the iconic Marvel Television, working on Daredevil (S2), Iron Fist (S1, S2), Luke Cage (S2), and The Punisher (S1, S2). Christine is a hands-on executive working closely with showrunners and producers and has experience in all stages of production, from budgeting, scheduling, and supervision to assembling crews and overseeing post-production.

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NICK SCHLEIN

VP, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Former team member in management operations at Roc Nation and VP, Strategic Partnerships for The Hello Group, Nick Schlein worked across their star-studded roster building and developing brand partnerships and helping to actualize their clients’ entrepreneurial aspirations. He’s worked with the likes of Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, and Kelly Rowland. Prior to Roc Nation, Nick worked in various roles at tech startups and venture capital firms in the Bay Area, developing a network of strategic partners. Nick earned a B.A. in political science from Colgate University.

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SETH HARDEN

SVP, PRODUCTION

An experienced cinematographer, animator, motion graphics designer, editor and writer. Seth Harden spent 5 years directing music videos for numerous artists such as Common, Mos Def, Cypress Hill, Lauryn Hill, and Ariana Grande. In 2011, Seth joined the MotorTrend Channel as a Producer on the series “Epic Drives” and “RoadKill”. In 2019, Harden signed on with the Noise Nest Animation Network as Head of Development. Seth won an Academy Award as an editor on Icarus.

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CORY RISKIN

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

Cory is a development executive, creating and overseeing intellectual properties and production across all media platforms including film, television, music, theatre, publishing, and digital. Previously, Cory worked as a Global Agent at APA for 7 years and held positions at WME and UTA.

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MICHAEL MANCUSO

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

After a successful run as an A&R for The Hello Group’s music publishing division, Michael’s skill and talent for storytelling and project management were quickly discovered. Michael works in our development team as a producer, and also oversees our R&D on games development internationally.

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Emilie Gourmon

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Originally from Paris, France, Emilie is a production coordinator with experience in unscripted (reality TV, game shows, pop culture shows) and scripted (historical documentaries, soap operas). She’s worked for Amazon (LOL France) and EndemolShine (Running Wild, The Island).

She’s overseen all stages of production from pre to post and has been in charge of handling all aspects of logistics and scheduling for shoots both nationally and internationally (Panama, the Philippines, Australia). 

 

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Matthieu Beauvois

BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS

Entertainment attorney-at-law and litigator whose clients include talent management agencies, Premier League sports stars, record labels, artists and corporate companies. Matt speaks 4 languages and is a hands-on, proactive lawyer who actively seeks expansion opportunities for Hello. Matt is on secondment to the company.

MEET THE TEAM

TAYLOR JONES

FOUNDER & CEO

PHIL QUARTARARO

PRESIDENT

KYRAN JONES

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

TIM VAN RONGEN

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

SCOTT HOLROYD

SVP, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

CHRISTINE TOLSON

VP PRODUCTION

NICK SCHLEIN

VP, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

SETH HARDEN

SVP, PRODUCTION

CORY RISKIN

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

MICHAEL MANCUSO

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

Emilie Gourmon

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Matthieu Beauvois

BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS