Renée Tab focuses heavily on representing international filmmakers with a strong push into emerging female voices. The list of past and present filmmakers the former ICM agent has worked with (as an agent and/or manager) include Pierre Morel (TAKEN), David Cronenberg (EASTERN PROMISES), Shekhar Kapur (ELIZABETH), Atom Egoyan (REMEMBER), Alejandro Monteverde (BELLA), Darren Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN), Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT), William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST), Danny Boyle (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), Jean-Marc Valle (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), Amma Assante (BELLE), Yann Demange (71') and Baz Luhrman (MOULIN ROUGE). Tab was also nominated for an Emmy for her work on the acclaimed FX limited series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, which her clients Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen co-created and co-wrote with Ryan Murphy. They recently re-teamed to sell HIDE to Fox 21. She also recently executive produced the hit action thriller PEPPERMINT starring Jennifer Garner for STX and has collaborated with David Cronenberg on A DANGEROUS METHOD, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES, COSMOPOLIS and MAPS TO THE STARS. Some of her upcoming titles include the remake of Alejandro Amenabar's THE OTHERS at Universal Studios, LOSING CLEMENTINE starring Jessica Chastain and Edgar Ramirez for eONE, ALPHAS starring Sam Worthington, and an untitled French Untitled Redoine Faid action-thriller for Pierre Morel at Netflix.
Born and raised in Long Beach, NY and a graduate of the University of Houston (where he also played football for the nationally ranked Houston Cougars), Christopher Tuffin is an experienced executive who pulls from a diverse career as a sports agent, talent manager, sportscaster/sportswriter, producer and tech innovator. Chris began his career working freelance for ESPN and Fox's "A Current Affair", the prior of which he led to a 1993 Sports Emmy, which in turn led him to develop his own talk show for HBO Downtown/ESPN2 and subsequently produce/host his own nationally syndicated golf series. In 1997, Chris transitioned into film working under Peter and Bobby Farrelly on the Fox blockbuster "There's Something About Mary" and then segued into producing on such indies as "Chapter Zero" and the award winning documentary "Open Mic" featuring Dave Chappelle. In 2001 he joined manager Rick Dorfman to build a production business around a comedy roster which included at the time Ed Helms, Greg Giraldo and Richard Jeni. The company had a deal at NBC where it produced "The Greg Giraldo Show" pilot with Conan O'Brien's Conaco. The company produced four network pilots and one series. In 2003, Chris formed the horror shingle BloodWorks with former Houston teammate (and two time Denver Broncos Super Bowl winning linebacker) Glenn Cadrez and Jive/Zomba music executive Jonathan McHugh where they produced such genre titles as "2001 Manics" (Lionsgate), "Hood of Horror" (Xenon) and "2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams" (Nu Image). During his tenure he also acquired the Jerry Lewis controlled feature film library. In 2005, he became the head of the film finance and production company Social Capital where he financed and produced such films as "Tell Tale" (alongside Ridley and Tony Scott), "The Countess" starring Julie Delpy, Daniel Bruhl and William Hurt, "Dark Tide" starring Halle Berry. In 2012, Chris joined former ICM agent Renée Tab in forming the production and management company Sentient. The list of filmmakers whom the company has represented over the years includes David Cronenberg ("A History of Violence"), Pierre Morel ("Taken"), William Friedkin ("The Exorcist"), "Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth"), Atom Egoyan ("The Sweet Hereafter"), Alejandro Monteverde ("Bella"), Harald Zwart ("The Karate Kid") and many many more. The company has produced such hit TV series as "Feud: Bette and Joan" for Ryan Murphy (co-created by their clients Zam and Cohen) starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. The show garnered 18 Emmy nominations, 4 Golden Globe nominations and a BAFTA nomination. On the feature film side, they have produced or executive such films as STX's "Peppermint" starring Jennifer Garner (for their client Pierre Morel), David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" starring Julianne Moore (who won Cannes and garnered a Golden Globe nomination), "Live" starring Aaron Eckhart (from a screenplay their developed with their client Jeremy Drysdale), "Overdrive" starring Scott Eastwood and Ana de Armas (from their client Antonio Negret) and the upcoming true crime drama "Sound of Freedom" starring Jim Caviezel, Bill Camp and Mira Sorvino (from their client Alejandro Monteverde). Upcoming productions include "Neverafter" starring Samuel Jackson (for their client Ben Hibon) and the Zam and Cohen music series "Berklee" for Apple. They recently sold a film based on French super villain Redoine Faid to Netflix for Pierre Morel to direct.
Pierre Morel is best known as the director of TAKEN, the modestly budgeted French indie thriller that went on to gross nearly $300M worldwide and spawned two sequels and a television series based off his original blockbuster, making it one of the rare indie film franchises in history to gross $1B worldwide. Prior to TAKEN, Morel helmed the French language Parkour actioner DISTRICT B13 which became a cult classic and spawned both a sequel and an English language remake, not to mention having inspired a generation of action films that followed including James Bond’s CASINO ROYALE. Morel began his career as a cinematographer working with Luc Besson (“Taxi”), Louis Letterier (“Transporter”), Nancy Meyers (“Somethings Gotta Give”) and Jonathan Demme (“The Truth About Charlie”). His feature work includes the French actioner FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, the international spy drama THE GUNMAN starring Oscar winners Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Mark Rylance, and the recent female driven action/thriller PEPPERMINT which grossed over $35M domestically. On the television side Morel directed and executive produced the pilot for both the long running NBC medical series THE NIGHT SHIFT (which ran five seasons) and the short lived sci fi drama ZERO HOUR for ABC. Morel is repped by UTA, Sentient’s Renee Tab and attorney Gretchen Rush.
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Andy Schefter has been working in film production as a Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager and Assistant Director for twenty-five years. Andy’s work includes numerous commercials, music videos, motion pictures and television. Andy is also the former Head of Production for Social Capital Films. Andy’s past motion picture and television work include Bully, Empire, Vendetta, Chapter Zero, The Last Marshal, Landfall, Suicide Blonde, Finding Joy and Plastic as well as a number of others. Some of the musical artists Andy has worked with in the past include Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, R. Kelly, 50 Cent and G-Unit, Wyclef, Madonna and Pharrell, Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj, Gloria Estefan, Iggy Pop, Trick Daddy, T.I., Young Jeezy, Craig David, Akon, Enrique Iglesias. Andy has done well over a hundred commercials for a wide range of clients including Volkswagen, Infiniti, Nike, Converse, Disney, Time Warner, Sprint, Victoria's Secret, Macy’s, Target, Sean John, Diesel, Pepsi, Gatorade, Malibu Rum, Kellogg's, Pringles, Baskin-Robinns, Kodak, Mattel, DeBeers, Chase Manhattan and many, many others. Numerous independent filmmakers as well as Viacom and Sony Pictures have utilized the feature film development services Andy set up in 2000, MovieBudget, for their film’s breakdowns, schedules, budgets and or business plans. Andy served on the Executive Board of Film Florida and was a founding Board Member of the Florida Film Production Coalition. He is a founder and Co-Chair of Cinevisun and is on the Professional Advisory Committee for Miami International University of Art and Design. Andy previously served on the Board of Directors of the South Beach Film Festival for six years and was its director for three. Also, Andy teaches a graduate level Motion Picture Production Management class at the University of Miami. He has sat on panels for NYIFF, MIFF, MSFF, BIFF, NALIP, KU, IFP and FilmGate. Sometimes he sleeps.