Londonderry Films is the film production and finance division of Londonderry, LLC. Londonderry Films produces and invests in high quality feature films which inspire audiences by celebrating unifying themes such as family, bravery, sacrifice, and redemption.

Chip Flaherty (President)

Francis X. (“Chip”) Flaherty, Jr. is EVP, Londonderry and President, Londonderry Films. In these roles, Chip oversees Londonderry’s original slate of films which celebrate the great American storytelling of a past Hollywood era.

Chip comes to Londonderry after stints producing and from his tenure at Walden Media, a film and storytelling company that he co-founded in 2000. Less than two decades later, Walden Media has produced over 30 films that have grossed more than $3.5 Billion in Worldwide Box Office, with substantial additional revenues derived from home entertainment (DVD, Pay TV, cable and network licensing, streaming) and merchandise sales.

Chip also has enjoyed commercial and critical success in the world of publishing. As Publisher, Chip oversaw Walden’s entry into the book publishing industry. In 2006, he established a co-publishing venture with Penguin Young Readers Group, publishing the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy by first-time author Ingrid Law and Mike Lupica’s The Comeback Kids series. In 2008, Chip founded the imprint Walden Pond, a joint venture with HarperCollins. During Chip’s tenure as Publisher, Walden has produced a Newbery Honor Award book and many New York Times Best Sellers.

In the course of helping to market film and book projects over the years, Chip has become a trusted architect with film studios and publishing houses, developing specialized film and book marketing campaigns aimed at the family audience. The internationally successful Break a World Reading Record event launched in conjunction with the theatrical release of Charlotte’s Web, and the Ticket to a Better World partnership with Read Across America during the theatrical release of The Giver, are two examples of innovative promotional initiatives implemented by Chip as components of overall film marketing campaigns.

To take advantage of the many film opportunities presented to him, in 2016 Chip began to produce and executive produce films independently outside of the Walden umbrella. Recent films include Mother’s Day, starring Julia Roberts and Jennifer Anniston, The Great Gilly Hopkins, starring Octavia Spencer and Kathy Bates, The Little Prince, the star-studded animated adaptation of the literary classic, and the upcoming Fatima, starring Harvey Keitel and Sonia Braga.

Prior to his tenure at Walden Media, Mr. Flaherty served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an assistant district attorney and, later, as an assistant attorney general. While serving as an assistant attorney general, Flaherty issued decisions addressing over $1 Billion in publicly bid contracts. Mr. Flaherty is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and The College of the Holy Cross.