The Hollywood Reporter named Susan Cartsonis one of the top five grossing producers of the year for What Women Want—the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time at the time of its release and number two to this day, and Where the Heart Is. She executive produced No Reservations and produced the teen and tween hits, Freaky Friday The Musical, The Duff, Beastly, Aquamarine, Middle School, Invisible Sister, Carrie Pilby, (Toronto Film Festival 2016), and Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, (Sundance 2017). She is currently in post production on Descendants 3 the highly anticipated third in the trilogy of hit Disney movies about the descendants of Disney villains and heroes, which will be released summer 2019.
Cartsonis, an executive at 20th Century Fox for a decade, rose from script reader to Senior VP of Production. At Fox, she developed and supervised films including Nell, French Kiss, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, For the Boys, Dying Young, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At Fox she supervised the talent deals of Academy Award-winning Green Book director/writer Peter Farrelly, Geena Davis, Richard Gere, and Johnny Depp and cultivated relationships with female and diverse filmmakers for the studio.
Cartsonis is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy and the Independent Committee of the Producer’s Guild. She is a board member of the screenwriter mentoring non-profit, Cinestory, and is a mentor for the Meryl Streep-founded and funded, Writer’s Lab, which mentors female screenwriters over forty. Cartsonis is an advocate and frequent speaker on and for the representation of the female perspective in film. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, the CBC, and has spoken on or moderated panels for Women in Entertainment, Screen Australia, The Toronto Film Festival, The Greenwich Film Festival, The Savannah Film Festival, SXSW, and The Bentonville Film Festival among others, often on the topic of women in film.
With early training at The William Morris Agency, Farwell began her production career on the set of Walt Disney Pictures’ remake of The Parent Trap. As President of Waverly Films at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Farwell co-produced the 2003 critically-acclaimed box office success Something’s Gotta Give (starring Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton) and was Executive Producer on the 2006 worldwide box-office hit The Holiday (starring Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Academy Award nominee Jude Law and Golden Globe nominees Cameron Diaz and Jack Black) for the studio. In 2009, Farwell went on to executive produce It’s Complicated (starring Academy Award winner, Meryl Streep, Academy Award winner Steve Martin and Emmy Award winner Alec Baldwin). In 2015, Farwell produced The Intern (starring Academy Award winners Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway) for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Farwell produced the 2017 independent feature film Carrie Pilby, starring Bel Powley, Gotham Independent Best Actress Award winner for her breakout performance in Diary of a Teenage Girl, along with Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Nathan Lane, Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer and Jason Ritter. Carrie Pilby premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was released theatrically by The Orchard in March 2017 and on Netflix in September 2017.
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.
Clément began his career at Chelsea Pictures, working in commercial production with clients such as Toyota, Nike and Sprint. He then moved to short form and unscripted production for a number of platforms and cable networks including Verizon Go90, TruTV, Nickelodeon and MTV.
Clément later transitioned to longform projects, working on Netflix originals “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train,” which premiered at Sundance 2017 and “The Struggle,” produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, chronicling the life of Stanislaw Szukalski.
Clément worked as an Associate Producer on the Netflix Original "Feel The Beat," which was released on June 19, 2020.
Clément joined Resonate Entertainment in 2017 and currently serves as the company’s Creative Executive.