Navid Mcilhargey, MFA
Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Film & Television Production
Navid Mcllhargey has been a studio executive and producer for over 20 years.
In 2000, McIlhargey became an executive at Joe Roth's Revolution Studios, where he oversaw production on feature films such as WHITE CHICKS, PETER PAN, and TEARS OF THE SUN. He also worked on films such as BLACKHAWK DOWN, XXX, and ANGER MANAGEMENT.
In 2004, he moved to Joel Silver's Silver Pictures where he was a producer on the Guy Ritchie directed ROCKNROLLA as well as ECHELON CONSPIRACY. While there, Navid also oversaw development on much of Silver's larger action movies, including THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, LOGAN'S RUN, THE DIRTY DOZEN, ALTERED CARBON, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, HOT WHEELS, TIME AND AGAIN, and Orson Scott Card's EMPIRE.
In 2008 Navid became Executive Vice President at New Regency, a film studio where he oversaw production of THE DARKEST HOUR starring Emile Hirsch and Joel Kinneman as well as BROKEN CITY starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. He developed his favorite slate of projects alongside Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, James Grey, James Mangold, Rob Cohen, Joseph Kosinski, Kurtzman and Orci, Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn among many others.
In 2015, Navid started his own consulting and production shingle, Vandal Entertainment. As a media consultancy, McIlhargey is currently working with several entertainment and tech-based companies.
As a production entity, Vandal focuses primarily on elevated thematic and character based/high-concept genre fare. The company released its first film entitled THE HUNTER'S PRAYER directed by Jonathan Mostow and staring Sam Worthington. McIlhargey most recently produced MODERN LOVE for Amazon.