Karen Kehela Sherwood Executive Producer

Karen Kehela Sherwood joined Imagine Entertainment as Brian Grazer’s assistant, quickly rose up the ranks, and was appointed president of production in 1992 at the age of 29.  Five years later, she became co-chair of Imagine Films.  As co-chair, Sherwood works closely with partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard in the development and production of Imagine Entertainment’s motion picture slate.  She also guides the company’s development staff in their tracking, acquiring and shepherding of all Imagine film projects from concept through to their theatrical releases.

In 2001, Sherwood executive produced A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.  The film won four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director.

         She served as a producer, alongside Brian Grazer, on Blue Crush, and as an executive producer on the tense drama Inside Man and the Academy Award®-nominated Frost/Nixon.  Sherwood also contributed to the summer blockbuster Angels & Demons, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, and the Ridley Scott -directed Robin Hood and American Gangster.

         Sherwood is currently helming the newly established Imagine Writers Lab, a group of nine writers who are working as both creative executives and staff writers, and adapting acquired and original material for Imagine Entertainment, financed by Reliance Big Entertainment.