Ben Shields Catlin

Producer
The Storyhouse

About Your Host

With 15+ years the film space, Catlin has worked in just about every capacity in the film industry. He began his career at International Creative Management (ICM) working on the Independent Film Financing and Packaging division, helping put together and selling independent features including Sydney Lumet's BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD and CRAZY HEART. After that he worked at indie film studio Overture Films working on Don Cheadle's film TRAITOR, THE CRAZIES with Participant, and LAST CHANCE HARVEY with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Stone. Since then he was a production and acquisitions executive at IM Global (now AGC) as well as helped run Justin Lin's production company Perfect Storm. More recently he began his own production company working on lower to medium sized prestigious and elevated features, as well as TV and Digital series. Most notably, he's prepping a film on the Black Panthers that’s setup at Netflix with Justin Lin directing; a prestige piece he's producing with Academy-Award winning producer Donna Gigliotti (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) about a Death Row inmate who teaches fellow prisoners Shakespeare in order to help give their lives purpose; a project about the massive but relatively unknown world of the Rice Industry that takes its inspirations from CITIZEN KANE and THERE WILL BE BLOOD; as well as packaging an elevated science-fiction film called CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE that is best compared to ARRIVAL. Catlin is from Sacramento, CA and graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in History.

Specializes in:


Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Budgets to $50MM

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Thriller
  • All TV Formats

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