Ryan Heller is SVP, Film and Acquisitions at Topic Studios where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s narrative feature film slate across development, financing, production and distribution as well as seeking out key acquisitions to complement original studio productions. Recent films from Topic Studios include Pablo Larraìn’s Spencer (with NEON); Kevin Macdonald’s legal thriller The Mauritanian (STX); The Nowhere Inn (IFC Films), written by and starring Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent; and Michael Angelo Covino’s The Climb (Sony Pictures Classics). Ryan was previously at Starz Entertainment where he led the buying and releasing of feature films for the Starz Digital banner including: Amy Berg's Every Secret Thing; Jason Bateman's The Family Fang; Sophie Goodhart's My Blind Brother; and two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple's Miss Sharon Jones! Ryan holds a BA from Boston College and is a graduate of NYU’s M.B.A./M.F.A. dual degree program.
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