Former PayPal Executive Jack Selby Gets Into Movie Production

Jack Selby is a former PayPal executive that is now a managing director and a co-founder of Clarium Capital.  Now he has formed his own digital production and distribution film venture called Horsethief Pictures.  He founded the production company with Tiller Russell and Duncan Montgomery.  The first film to be put together by Horsethief Pictures is called The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride.  The stars of The Last Rites include Jason Priestly, Dwight Yoakam, Scott Speedman, and Lizzy Caplan.

This film is being financed by Selby and several private equity partners.  The project will be released on the Internet starting next spring.  Most of the movies that Horsethief puts together will be marketed using viral techniques on the Internet.

Some of the other projects being put together by Horsethief includes movies such as Black Weasel and Blade Runner.  Russell will also write and direct a comedy called House of Pies.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Former PayPal Executive Jack Selby Gets Into Movie Production Comments

  1. Ravi Parikh says:

    David Sacks (the former COO of Paypal) formed Room 9 Entertainment in 2002 and went on to successfully finance and produce the movie “Thank You For Smoking” so is this a copycat venture?

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