What We Do

Project X is a global entertainment company that takes a creative-driven approach to discovering, producing, and financing original stories for all mediums.

What We Do

Making smart content commercial, and commercial content smart.

Under the leadership of industry veterans James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, and Paul Neinstein, we've built a home where world class artists are supported both creatively and financially to make smart entertainment that appeals to mainstream audiences on all platforms.

Finding stories that need to be told.

We measure our success by the success of the people around us. We are focused on connecting good people, and facilitating opportunities to create great work.

Giving creators the freedom to create.

We tell authentic stories no matter the genre or platform. Storytelling is at the core of everything we do, and we believe in giving creatives the freedom to take their vision to the finish line. Our collaborative mindset makes for better, more entertaining, content.

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James Vanderbilt
James Vanderbilt
Chief Content Officer

James Vanderbilt is a celebrated writer, director, and producer whose diverse catalogue of films ranges from heavy-hitting blockbusters to edge of your seat thrillers. He has written and produced numerous films, including David Fincher's Zodiac, for which he was nominated for a Writer's Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Roland Emmerich's White House Down, for which he was not. His writing credits also include The Amazing Spider-Man films, Basic, The Rundown, The Losers, and Netflix's most-watched feature-length motion picture Murder Mystery, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, which he also produced. 

James has been making stuff up for a living ever since he graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. Vanderbilt sold his first screenplay 48 hours before graduating. It was promptly not made.  His directorial debut, Truth, which starred Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, was the Opening Night Film at the Rome Film Festival and was named one of the Top 10 Films of 2015 by The New York Times. 

In addition, his producing credits include the critically acclaimed Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino, the hit film The House With a Clock In Its Walls, directed by Eli Roth, and Fox Searchlight's horror thriller Ready or Not, directed by Radio Silence, as well as the groundbreaking Netflix science fiction series Altered Carbon.

He lives in Malibu, California, with his wife, children, and dogs.

William Sherak
William Sherak
Co-Chief Executive Officer

William Sherak has had somewhat of a dual career path as an executive as part of the senior management team of Deluxe Entertainment as well as an active producing partner in Mythology Entertainment. During his time as President, Deluxe Post-Production, William ran Stereo D, the 2D to 3D conversion company he co-founded in 2009, as well as Deluxe Animation; global color-grading and post house EFILM; the Deluxe operations in Toronto, Spain, and India; as well as the award-winning UK creative agency Editpool. During his time at Mythology, he produced "Ready or Not," Truth, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett as well as Suspiria, The House with a Clock in its Walls and Slender Man. 

Sherak began his career at Davis Entertainment quickly rising to Director of Development. Thereafter he cofounded production company Blue Star Entertainment producing such features as Little Black Book, Darkness Falls, and Daddy Day Camp as well as the FX series Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen and produced Are We There Yet? starring Terry Crews and Ice Cube, both of which received 100-episode orders. He also produced the features, I Hate Valentine's Day, and Bangkok Dangerous, Role Models, and Middle Men.

Later, he co-founded Studio D which was aquired by Deluxe in 2011, where William quickly established Stereo D as the industry leader in high-quality conversion and augmentation visual effects. They worked on such films as Avatar, Thor, Titanic in 3D, The Avengers, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Jurassic Park 3D, Pacific Rim, and more recently, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dr. Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Black Panther, and Ready Player One, among many others. 

He then guided the visual effects company from a mere 15 employees to an international staff of more than 2,000. Stereo D was one of the ten entertainment/media firms named on Fast Company magazine's list of Most Innovative Companies of 2013, and in 2014 was nominated by London's Financial Times for their prestigious Boldness in Business Award.  In 2017, Sherak announced the formation of Deluxe Animation Studios (DAS), a production services provider for the creation of animated content for feature films and television, as a sister company to Stereo D. With facilities in Burbank, Toronto and India.  

William is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, YPOLA, the Producers Guild of America, the Advanced Imaging Society, and is a member of the Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council.

Paul Neinstein
Paul Neinstein
Co-Chief Executive Officer

Paul touts an impressive finance and operations background prior to Project X. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of RatPac Entertainment. There, he oversaw all corporate, business, legal, financial and day-to-day operations of the company, including the repurchase by Warner Bros. of a 75-picture library in which RatPac invested in excess of $1.2b in production funding. Paul also acquired and set for distribution a number of documentaries, including the award winning Holocaust documentary Night Will Fall for HBO, the  climate change documentary Before the Flood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the Netflix docu-series Cocaine Cowboys: Los Muchachos. 

Prior to RatPac, Paul was Executive Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs for Paramount Pictures where he structured, negotiated and administered slate financing, co-financing and distribution agreements as well as acquisition and major talent agreements for Paramount's live action, animated and micro-budget theatrical motion pictures.

Prior to Paramount, Paul was a partner in and oversaw all business and corporate operations of Spyglass Entertainment Group. Paul negotiated all distribution, acquisition and talent agreements and handled Spyglass' studio relationships including the company's non-exclusive first-look production and co-financing arrangement with Columbia Pictures as well as the company's ongoing co-financing partnerships with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks. Paul structured Spyglass' $250,000,000 revolving credit and production facility and developed programs to exploit the company's growing library and subsidiary, ancillary and new media rights. Prior to Spyglass, Paul worked as a theatrical business affairs attorney for DreamWorks SKG. Paul began his career as a transactional entertainment associate at Hill, Wynne, Troop and Meisinger.

Paul is a member of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is Executive Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School and a Trustee of deToledo High School. Paul earned his JD from Loyola Law School, where he was a staff writer and business editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, and his B.A. in Psychology from UCLA.

Nicole Tossou
Nicole Tossou
Executive Vice President, Television

Nicole joins Project X Entertainment with 10 years of industry experience and a passion for amplifying voices and stories that often go unheard.  After getting her chops in the NBC Page Program in New York, working on iconic programs such as THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON, TODAY, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Nicole would go on to work at A+E Networks & A+E Studios for five years before finally making the move out West in 2016. 

Most recently prior to PXE, Nicole worked at SpringHill Entertainment where she was deeply involved with the development of scripted and unscripted content, which included bringing to life Netflix's SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER starring Octavia Spencer and the MLK Jr. History Channel Special RISE UP: THE MOVEMENT THAT CHANGED AMERICA.

A proud native of Washington D.C., Nicole is "First-Gen" American (her parents hail from the West African country of Benin) and is a proud alum of Fordham University.  


Ryan McDonough
Ryan McDonough
Creative Executive
Rebecca Seamans
Rebecca Seamans
Operations Manager & Assistant to CEOs

Originally hailing from Kansas City, Rebecca moved to California in 2004 to work in the music industry. Ten years later, she decided to switch paths and began work at a 3D conversion company started by Project X's William Sherak. When he left in 2019 to start Project X, Rebecca joined him. She currently acts as Operations Manager as well as support for William and the Co-CEO, Paul Neinstein. 

January 19, 2024

Eiza González To Star Opposite John Krasinski And Natalie Portman In 'Fountain Of Youth' For Apple And Skydance

 Eiza González  is set to star opposite John Krasinski and Natalie Portman in Apple's Fountain of Youth, a feature film based on an original idea that will be directed by Guy Ritchie and hails from Skydance Media. Also starring John Krasinski, Domhnall Gleeson and Natalie Portman, the film will be produced for Apple by Skydance, Vinson Films and Project X Entertainment.

Written by James Vanderbilt, the pic follows estranged siblings (Krasinski and Portman) who partner on a global heist to find the mythological Fountain of Youth. They must use their knowledge of history to follow clues on an epic adventure that will change their lives — and possibly lead to immortality.

January 11, 2024

John Krasinski & Natalie Portman To Star In Guy Ritchie's 'Fountain Of Youth' For Apple And Skydance

Following the success of The Family Plan last month, Apple Original Films and Skydance are reteaming on another tentpole as Deadline is hearing John Krasinski and Natalie Portman are set to star in Fountain of Youth with Guy Ritchie directing. Skydance Media will serve as the studio, and the film will be produced for Apple by Skydance, Vinson Films and Project X Entertainment.

December 7, 2023

Russell Crowe, Rami Malek and Michael Shannon to Star in Nazi Drama 'Nuremberg'

Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Rami Malek, as well as Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, are set to star in historical drama "Nuremberg," Bluestone Entertainment and Walden Media announced.

June 14, 2023

Giancarlo Esposito Joins Radio Silence's Secret Monster Movie At Universal

Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of in Radio Silence's untitled monster thriller at Universal. He joins Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud and Will Catlett.

May 12, 2023

Radio Silence Universal Monster Thriller Adds Angus Cloud, Kathryn Newton & Will Catlett; Sets Spring 2024 Release

Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud, and Will Catlett have been set for Universal Pictures' untitled monster thriller from Radio Silence. The pic has been set for an April 19, 2024 release.

March 14, 2023

What 'Scream VI' Producers Project X Believe Helped The Sequel Slay At The Box Office

If anyone still needed proof that the revival of the iconic Scream franchise was a great idea that audiences wanted, they should look at the sixth film's opening weekend box office.

 Scream VI grossed $44.5 million between Thursday's previews and Sunday night, a new high for the franchise and almost $15 million more than the previous film's January 2022 debut. An opening weekend box office result like that is more important now than ever.

February 17, 2023

Project X and Titmouse prep a book-based adaptation

EXCLUSIVE: The partners are developing an animated TV concept based on The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete.

February 8, 2023

'The Night Agent' Gets Netflix Premiere Date & First-Look Images

Netflix has set a March 23 premiere date for action thriller The Night Agent and released a slew of first-look images. See them below and watch a teaser above.


November 21, 2022

Melissa Barrera-Led Supernatural Thriller 'Bed Rest' Acquired By Tubi

Melissa Barrera-Led Supernatural Thriller 'Bed Rest' Acquired By Tubi

June 22, 2022

Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda and Josh Segarra Join Next 'Scream' Pic For Spyglass And Paramount

Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda and Josh Segarra are the latest additions to latest Scream installment at Paramount and Spyglass Media. Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega are reprising their roles after making their first appearance in the most recent sequel with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett returning to direct. Hayden Panettiere is returning to reprise her role from a previous installment and Dermot Mulroney is also on board.

June 22, 2022

Kate Mara to Star in Supernatural Thriller Podcast 'Necropolis'

Kate Mara will topline "Necropolis," a scripted supernatural thriller podcast series from sci-fi and fantasy podcast studio Echoverse.

May 10, 2022

'Scream 6': Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega Set to Return

'Scream 6': Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega Set to Return
The creative team behind the reboot has already been prepping for this summer's shoot for the horror sequel.

April 6, 2022

Mid-Budget Movies Are Dying? Producer of 'Ambulance,' 'Scream' Begs to Differ

Mid-Budget Movies Are Dying? Producer of 'Ambulance,' 'Scream' Begs to Differ

February 15, 2022

'Bloom County' Animated Series Based On Berkeley Breathed Comic Strip In The Works At Fox

Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed's comic strip that ran in the 1980s, is being turned into an animated series at Fox.

February 3, 2022

'Scream' Sequel Moving Forward At Paramount And Spyglass

Following the box-office success of the latest installment, Spyglass Entertainment and Paramount Pictures have given the greenlight to move forward with the next installment of Scream. Returning for the next film are directors Radio Silence with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett at the helm and James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick co-writing the screenplay. Project X Entertainment's Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are serving as producers. Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of Radio Silence, Chad Villella, are executive producing alongside Spyglass' Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre.

October 25, 2021

STX Takes Global On Melissa Barrera Thriller 'Bed Rest' From Lori Evans Taylor

EXCLUSIVE: STXfilms has acquired worldwide rights to Bed Rest, a supernatural thriller to star In the Heights' Melissa Barrera for writer-director Lori Evans Taylor, who will make her directorial debut.

July 21, 2021

'The Night Agent' Political Thriller Series From Shawn Ryan Ordered By Netflix

A pandemic read has led to a series order at Netflix. The streamer has greenlighted The Night Agent, a political conspiracy thriller series created by Shawn Ryan based on author Matthew Quirk's 2019 New York Times bestseller. Seth Gordon is set to direct the first episode of the series, which comes from Sony Pictures Television Studios where Ryan and Gordon are under overall deals.

November 11, 2020

Michael Bay To Direct Action-Thriller 'Ambulance' With Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Star DUPLICATE

EXCLUSIVE: After weighing several options, Michael Bay has set his next movie, coming on to direct the action thriller Ambulance with Jake Gyllenhaal in negotiations to star. Bay is fast-tracking the project and is talking to other actors to join Gyllenhaal with plans to shoot top of January. No distribution deal has closed yet, but sources say Universal Pictures is finalizing a deal to land distribution rights.

September 10, 2020

Marley Shelton Returning in New 'Scream' Movie As Her 'Scream 4' Character Plus More Casting News

The big Scream news today was that Neve Campbell has joined the cast of Spyglass and Paramount's franchise relaunch, but more casting news has arrived to finish off the day.

Deadline reports that Marley Shelton is headed back to Woodsboro, reprising the role of Deputy Judy Hicks that she first played in Wes Craven's Scream 4!

September 10, 2020

Mason Gooding And Dylan Minnette Join Ensemble Of New 'Scream' Movie

Dylan Minnette and Mason Gooding are set to co-star in Paramount and Spyglass' new Scream pic.

September 10, 2020

Neve Campbell is Back as Sidney Prescott in Spyglass and Paramount's 'Scream' Relaunch!

It's not a Scream movie without Neve Campbell and we're excited to exclusively report today that the actress has signed on to reprise her iconic role as Sidney Prescott in Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures' upcoming relaunch of the Scream film franchise!

September 1, 2020

'Scream': Jack Quaid Cast in 'Scream' Reboot

Jack Quaid has been cast in Paramount and Spyglass Media's "Scream" reboot.

August 19, 2020

'Scream': Jenna Ortega Joins Spyglass Media Group & Paramount Pictures' Horror Relaunch

Count You and Jane the Virgin actress Jenna Ortega in for Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures' upcoming Scream.

August 17, 2020

'Scream': 'Vida' & 'In The Heights' Star Melissa Barrera Set For Key Role In Spyglass & Paramount Slasher Movie Relaunch

In The Heights and Vida star Melissa Barrera has booked a key role in Scream 5, we can reveal, becoming the first new cast member to be announced for the anticipated Spyglass Media and Paramount relaunch.

July 31, 2020

'Scream': Courteney Cox Reprising Her Role As News Reporter Gale Weathers In Spyglass Media Group & Paramount Relaunch

The Friends alum joins previously announced Scream castmember David Arquette who is also coming back as Dewey Riley. Cameras will roll on the Spyglass Media Group-Paramount Production in Wilmington, North Carolina.

June 24, 2020


Principal Photography is Targeted to Begin Late Summer in Wilmington, NC

May 18, 2020

'Scream': David Arquette Returning As Dewey Riley In Spyglass Media Group Reboot

James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick to Co-write the Screenplay With Project X Entertainment Producing,  Creator Kevin Williamson Serving as Executive Producer and the Filmmaking Collective Radio Silence at the Helm

May 7, 2020

Project X Entertainment Welcomes Nicole Tossou

Project X Entertainment, the independent production and financing company formed in late 2019 by William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, and writer-director-producer Jamie Vanderbilt, announced today the appointment of Nicole Tossou as Executive Vice-President, Television for the company.

October 30, 2019

Introducing Project X Entertainment

James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Paul Neinstein Launch Production and Financing Company

New Venture Signs Multi-Year First Look & Co-Development Television Deal with Spyglass Media Group

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