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Nicole Brown is executive vice president of Production for Mandate Pictures, overseeing development of the company’s slate of films and its creative infrastructure. She seeks out compelling material and closely collaborates with writers and directors.
Ms. Brown is currently shepherding a number of features for Mandate, including an untitled new movie which Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody will write and direct; the film’s cast will include Julianne Hough, Holly Hunter, Russell Brand, and Octavia Spencer. For the genre label Ghost House Pictures, in which Mandate is partnered with the producing team of Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert, Ms. Brown is also readying the much-anticipated remake of Mr. Raimi’s classic The Evil Dead, to be directed by Fede Alvarez; and is supervising completion of The Possession, directed by Ole Bornedal and starring Natasha Calis, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kyra Sedgwick.
For Mandate, she was most recently executive producer of Todd Strauss-Schulson’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas; and co-producer of Jonathan Levine’s 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Her previous Mandate projects include co-producing Drew Barrymore’s Whip It! and Peter Sollett’s Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, which marked the company’s first teaming with Lorene Scafaria.
Before joining Mandate, she was a development executive at Marc Platt Productions where she was associate producer on Bille Woodruff’s Honey, starring Jessica Alba.
A Columbia University graduate and Phi Beta Kappa, Ms. Brown began her career as an intern at Miramax Films in New York City.