Sundance award-winning producer Brent Emery brings over twenty years of international film strategy and business consulting experience to Resonate Entertainment. He has worked 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 and Guy Oseary’s Maverick Films.
During his many years at Maverick Films, Emery oversaw development of over fifty studio and independent film and television projects and managed the deals of a dozen independent producers. Projects that emerged from Emery’s tenure 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.
After producing Carrie Pilby with Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis, they went on to create Resonate Entertainment in 2016. Since forming Resonate, Emery has Executive Produced Feel the Beat (starring Sofia Carson) for Netflix, the independent film Dear Zoe (starring Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink), the independent film Space Oddity (directed by Kyra Sedgwick), the independent film Audrey’s Children (directed by Ami Canaan Mann), and True Spirit for Netflix which was just released. Currently, Emery is Producing Sitting in Bars With Cake for Amazon (Starring Yara Shahidi, Odessa A’zion and Bette Midler).
Brent is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and a member of the PGA Indie Film Task Force. He is also an executive committee member of the Producers Union and Officer-At Large.