Sundance award-winning producer Brent Emery brings over fifteen years of international film strategy and business consulting experience to Resonate Entertainment. He has worked extensively as an independent film finance, sales and production specialist at multiple executive posts, including U.S. Head of Co-Productions for ECI (a global entertainment company focused on Chinese Co-Productions) and Executive Vice President of Production and Development at Madonna’s Maverick Films.
During his seven years at Maverick Films, Emery oversaw development of a slate of over fifty studio and independent film and television projects. He also managed the deals of a dozen independent producers with deals at Maverick. Some projects that emerged from Emery’s tenure as an executive overseeing development include box office record breaking Twilight, which was eventually financed by Summit Entertainment, the hit film Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and the young adult hit movies Agent Cody Banks I and II.
Emery’s critically acclaimed 2015 film, The Stanford Prison Experiment won the Alfred P. Sloan Award and Waldo Salt screenwriting award at The Sundance Film Festival.
The Road Within, starring Kyra Sedgwick, produced by Emery and written and directed by Emery’s wife, Gren Wells, has garnered multiple international awards including Best Youth Film at The Rome Film Festival.
Emery recently produced Carrie Pilby with his Resonate Co-Founders, Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival where it was acquired by The Orchard and released theatrically in March 2017.