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Lynette Howell Taylor

Founder

51 Entertainment

UK born, Academy Award and Emmy nominated Producer Lynette Howell Taylor is the founder of 51 Entertainment. Lynette produced Bradley Cooper's directorial debut A STAR IS BORN, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in addition to receiving numerous nominations from the Golden Globes, AFI, Critic’s Choice, The National Board of Review, SAG, DGA, PGA, and BAFTA. She produced the film WANDER DARKLY, written and directed by Tara Miele and starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Lionsgate. Lynette served as Executive Producer on Derek Cianfrance’s HBO limited series I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE starring Mark Ruffalo, which is based on the best-selling novel by Wally Lamb, and earned Ruffalo a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series. She produced the 92nd Academy Awards Ceremony, which took place on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre.

Lynette produced CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen. The film won multiple awards around the world including the Best Director prize in Cannes Un Certain Regard. She previously produced Matt Ross' 28 HOTEL ROOMS, which premiered in Sundance and was released theatrically in 2012. Lynette produced Brie Larson’s directorial debut UNICORN STORE. Lynette also produced the Warner Brothers movie THE ACCOUNTANT, directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Academy Award-winners Ben Affleck and JK Simmons. Lynette has produced over 25 movies in the last 15 years including the award-winning BIG EYES directed by Tim Burton, Ryan Fleck's Oscar nominated HALF NELSON, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES and Oscar nominated BLUE VALENTINE, both directed by Derek Cianfrance, ALEX OF VENICE, TERRI, ON THE ICE, STEPHANIE DALEY, PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND, THE GREATEST, AN INVISIBLE SIGN, MISSISSIPPI GRIND, LEVITATED MASS, and multiple episodes of the award-winning ESPN 30 FOR 30 docu-series.

Lynette is a member of Women in Film, a Reframe Ambassador, a Sundance Creative Producers Advisor, and a founder of the Horizon Award. In 2020, she was elected by her peers to the Producers Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors.

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