Chief Executive Officer
Adi Chand is a young, tenacious multi-talented film and television writer, director, producer and serial entrepreneur with a macro perspective on the entertainment field and a global solution-based approach to its future. A graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, he has been mentored by leading producers at major studios. These include Andy Fischel (The Hangover) at Warner Bros., Michael Cerenzie (Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead) at Paramount Studios, and Jeff Katz (The Wolfman) at New Line Cinema.
Adi Chand’s ambition to develop creative intellectual property on a 360° spectrum drove him to head out on his own in 2016 and launch Through The Lens Entertainment – an IP development and production company focused on content for film, television and entertainment technology. His creative partner is writer Oliver Mangham, and together they have created, developed, adapted and written the key works that have served as the foundation and creative launching pad for their development slate.
TTL Entertainment has identified, developed and packaged a total library in excess of thirty assets, comprised as a mix of original and acquired properties finely tuned to appeal to a global audience across a 360° spectrum. These early properties range from the innovative work of Memoria, an original script channeling the science fiction master Philip K. Dick, to the adaptations of Henry Hemming’s The New York Times bestselling biography The Ingenious Mr. Pyke and Academy Award-winning screenwriter and novelist Arthur C. Clarke’s (2001: A Space Odyssey) epic novella Islands in the Sky.
Through Adi Chand’s leadership and financial acumen, TTL Entertainment has secured a seven-figure investment to fund, develop and acquire this diverse set of properties. The funding has been carefully diverted towards the financing of teasers for animation, feature films, technology and television, along with pitch materials and screenplays. TTL Entertainment is additionally producing a limited series starring Michael K. Williams (The Night Of), a limited series with David Lynch apostle Chris De Vore (The Elephant Man), and an independent collaboration with Don Murphy (Transformers franchise) on a feature film about the life of legendary scribe Charles Beaumont (The Twilight Zone). These are just a few of many different projects currently in development under the company banner.
A dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Japan, Adi Chand grew up in Singapore and now splits his time between London and New York.
Head of Development
Oliver Mangham is an ambitious and motivated creative executive dedicated to identifying high quality content spanning international territories and a variety of genres.
After graduating with a degree in English Literature from the University of York, Oliver began his career in international advertising, starting out as a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather before ascending to the position of Creative Executive at Publicis Worldwide. Several of his campaigns received top tier industry awards, such as the “Think Scoot” campaign for Scoot Airlines and the “War” campaign for Crisis Relief.
As a member of the core team for one of the leading creative assemblies in South East Asia, Oliver’s work led him across the continent, assisting on numerous commercial shoots in several countries. This time on set gave Oliver an early insight into how to delegate with crewmembers, handle communications between clients and talent, and protect the creative concept during the production process.
After several years in advertising, Oliver pursued his personal ambition of working in the entertainment industry. He first assisted on sets for numerous productions, including an award winning documentary for Aurora Media and a miniseries for the BBC. Following a stint in the development department for Film4, he joined the team at Through The Lens Entertainment as Head of Development in 2016.
At TTL Entertainment, Oliver is focused on two essential tasks – quality control and filtration. As the company receives a high number of projects every week, it is his role to carefully parse and select the most suitable properties in keeping with the distinct vision of the company. It is also his responsibility to supervise the creative progress of external material and ensure that every project adheres to the high standards set by the previous work.
During his time at Through The Lens Entertainment, Oliver Mangham has overseen the development of more than a dozen feature films and television series.
Director of Operations
As a recent employee at Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), the top Emmy Award winning network for sixteen years in a row, Tabetha Xavier has spent several years gaining invaluable insight into the inner workings of prestige network television.
In New York, she served as the Executive Assistant to one of the highest HBO executives, Quentin Schaffer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, overseeing talent and media relations, premieres, corporate affairs, and social responsibility. Her role centred in the realm of publicity and advertising strategies for programming launches and premieres and in engaging with the public and critics' response to all outgoing material.
At Dartmouth College, majoring in Theater and Pre-Med, Tabetha received multiple awards for her socially conscious writing for both stage and screen. These accolades include one of the highest dramatic writing honours offered by the Ivy League School, the Warner Bentley and Henry B. Williams Dramatic Writing Fellowship. Independently, she has written and produced several award winning short films, including What’s In A Name?, which was featured in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.
Tabetha joined the executive group at Through The Lens Entertainment in the second half of 2017. A relatively recent addition to the core team, she was brought on for the role of Director of Operations for her innate understanding of dramatic writing and her continued desire to educate herself on the intricacies of the entertainment industry. At TTL Entertainment, her responsibilities range from tracking project management across the development slate to overseeing timelines and coordinating upcoming productions.
In addition to serving as the Director of Operations, Tabetha is also using her personal time to develop her skills and is working on a high profile science fiction feature film for the TTL Entertainment library.
David Hillary is an established line producer and producer with a career spanning three decades in the entertainment industry.
Hillary has recently produced Dog Eat Dog (Cannes 2016) starring Willem Defoe and Nicolas Cage for director Paul Schrader, In Search of Fellini starring Maria Bello and Ksenia Solo for director Taron Lexton, Dear Eleanor starring Jessica Alba for director Kevin Connelly, Yellow starring Sienna Miller for director Nick Cassavetes, and many more reputable feature film releases.
For the upcoming year, Hillary has co-produced The Clapper (Sundance 2017) starring Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Tracy Morgan for director Dito Montiel and The Public starring Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Wright and Taylor Schilling for director Emilio Estevez. He has multiple projects in development including Between Worlds for Spanish director Maria Pulera, The Family for Mary Harron, The Divine Comedy of Thomas Merton for director Ben Eisner, and Beg The Devil for director Alex Turner and Sony Pictures of which he is in charge of casting.
Hillary is also the producer of several critically acclaimed independent films, many of which have premiered at prestigious film festivals around the world. He was the Vice President of Production for the highly prolific, radical indie film company, Muse Productions. Muse Productions have released a string of critically acclaimed independent features, such as Buffalo ’66 (Vincent Gallo), American Psycho (Marry Harron), The Killer Inside Me (Michael Winterbottom), The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola), and Bully (Larry Clark). He and Tim Peternel met at Muse when they were Co-Heads of Production before moving on to work together as a team.
At Through The Lens Entertainment, David Hillary serves as the Production Executive for the film and television output arm of the company. His job is to work as a line producer on the set for the majority of TTL Entertainment productions, acting as an intermediary between the company and the talent and ensuring that the vision of the company is maintained throughout the shoot.