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Daniel Herther

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Daniel Herther is a feature film executive formerly at Relativity Studios, where he helped supervise the studio’s slate of projects. At Relativity, Herther served as the on-set creative executive for D.J. Caruso’s The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale, helping guide it from early development through post. He helped oversee development of the espionage thriller Hunter Killer and set up and developed both director Ric Waugh’s sci-fi thrillerTipping PointandWentworth Miller’s adaptation of the female driven serial killer novel, Scare Me. Other projects Herther set up include Damsel: The Untold Story of Rapunzel and Smoke, an early 80’s drug trafficking/speedboat racing thriller, based on true events, as well as Replay, a quantum-physics experiment thriller, with David Twohy attached to direct. Herther also served as the creative liaison between Relativity and SilverDream, one of its Chinese partners. Currently, Herther is a non-exclusive producer and SVP of Film & TV development BEG, a Paramount Pictures based production company headed by financier and director filmmaker Jonathan Baker. Herther most recently set up the female driven horror movie SISTERS by Neal Marshall Stevens at Pilgrim Studios and is currently in active development on BARE KNUCKLE with Mikael Hafstrom attached to direct and Kurt Johnstad co-producing. Herther joined Relativity in 2006, where he managed RelativityCEO Ryan Kavanaugh’s office. He was promoted to feature film executive in 2010 after successfully securing Greg Russo’s first script for the studio. Before joining Relativity, Herther worked in the story department at DreamWorks and held positions at Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions and 20th Century Fox. Herther earned his BA in Comparative Literature and his MA in English Literature at Loyola Marymount’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. He recently served on LMU’s School of Film and Television’s 2017 Film Outside the Frame Awards and Festival Jury where he judged scripts and shorts submitted by students.