Broken Road Productions was started by Todd Garner, a veteran producer and Hollywood creative executive with a unique gift for creating and nurturing mainstream, commercial motion pictures. In various capacities throughout his career, Garner has developed, overseen, executive produced or produced well over 170 movies, many of them major hits for their respective studios. Formerly a founding partner of Revolution Studios and before that co-head of production at Walt Disney Studios, Garner founded Broken Road Productions in summer 2005. In the last twelve years, Broken Road has produced fifteen movies and counting.
Broken Road just released TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN for Netflix starring Kevin James and directed by Jeff Wadlow. They recently wrapped CADAVER for Screen Gems starring Shay Mitchell & Stana Katic and NAKED for Netflix starring Marlon Wayans & Regina Hall. Currently in production are ISN’T IT ROMANTIC for New Line with Todd Strauss-Schulson directing and starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, & Priyanka Chopra; TAG also at New Line with Jeff Tomsic directing and starring Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, & Isla Fisher. Movies in pre-production are 1974 for Broad Green with Casey La Scala directing and Eli Roth producing; MORTAL KOMBAT at New Line with Simon McQuoid directing and James Wan producing; HAUNT at Sierra/Affinity with Scott Beck & Bryan Woods directing; HUMMINGBIRD at Fundamental Films with Marcus Kryler & Fredrik Akerstrom directing; and SENIOR YEAR at CBS Films with Lauren Palmigiano directing and Good Fear producing.
Todd was Executive Producer on films such as XXX, ANGER MANAGEMENT, 13 GOING ON 30, and ARE WE THERE YET? After producing the runaway hit PAUL BLART: MALL COP and it’s SEQUEL, which combined grossed over $290 million in worldwide box office, Broken Road produced MGM and Sony’s ZOOKEEPER which grossed $170 million, KNIGHT AND DAY for Fox starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, grossing over $261 million worldwide, and INTO THE STORM for New Line, which grossed over $161 million in worldwide box office. Garner joined Revolution as a partner in May 2000. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of development and production for the company’s motion pictures during its remarkable first five years. Garner oversaw such hit Revolution films as BLACK HAWK DOWN, PUNCH DRUNK LOVE and HELLBOY.
Sean Robins has been at Broken Road since its inception and has been a partner for the last nine years. Robins has helped steer Broken Road’s slate including films such as PAUL BLART: MALL COP and PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, KNIGHT AND DAY, ZOOKEEPER, HERE COMES THE BOOM, SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, JACK AND JILL, INTO THE STORM, THE SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN and the forthcoming NAKED, CADAVER, TAG, ISN’T IT ROMANTIC, 1974 and HAUNT all in production or pre-production amongst others. On the television side, Broken Road produced MTV’s cooking show SNACKOFF and has recently sold over a dozen new projects.
Starting at George Clooney’s Maysville Pictures, and then running Robert Lawrence Productions for seven years, Robins has used his writing degrees both as a Producer and as a writer, having optioned many of his scripts in the past.
Robins is a graduate of Northwestern University and participated in the Peace Corps Partnership for Service Learning in Kingston, Jamaica. There he worked for the Jamaican Human Rights Council while taking classes at the University of Technology.
Robins grew up in the food and beverage business and parlayed his love of food into a fourteen-year, four thousand plus restaurant journey that saw him become the first and only person to eat at every restaurant listed in a Zagat Guide. Featured on CNN, KCRW’s Good Food, NBC, Delish, The Daily Meal, Robins created the concept for the restaurant ChocoChicken with partner Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger and 800 Degrees fame.