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Ashley Rice

Ashley Rice

President, Cinespace Studios

A seasoned entertainment executive with over 25 years of experience in film and television production, Ashley Rice joined Cinespace Studios in 2022 as President and Co-Managing Partner. Ashley oversees day-to-day management of the business and focuses on client and government relations, marketing/communications, and CineCares, a division dedicated to supporting local communities and building initiatives that promote equity and inclusion through education and job training in Film and TV. She’s also tasked with the global expansion of the production platform.

Previously, Ashley held the role of Executive Vice President of Production for Legendary Television. She managed Legendary TV’s Studio Operations including Physical Production, Post Production, Production Finance, COVID/Safety/HR/Risk Management and Production Labor and Legal. Since joining the company in 2014, Rice oversaw domestic and international animated and live action productions for distribution on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms including Carnival Row, Paper Girls, Lost in Space, The Looming Tower, Pac Rim: The Black and Tomb Raider among many others.

Prior, Rice served as the Vice President of Production at ABC Studios where she managed all aspects of production on a variety of series for Shonda Rhimes and Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) as well as other pilot and series productions.Rice has also worked as a Production Executive at HBO where she was a part of series such as Carnivale and Entourage.

Ashley is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and Women in Film. Rice hails from Toronto, Canada and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons, Thomas and Henry who love baseball.