Lynette Howell Taylor

Founder, 51 Entertainment

UK born Lynette Howell Taylor recently founded 51 Entertainment, a platform agnostic filmmaker-driven production company that promotes equality, diversity and inclusion.

Lynette produced Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017, and she is currently in post-production on Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star is Born. She is also Executive Producing the HBO/Lionsgate miniseries American Lion starring Sean Penn.

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. Lynette is also producing Ross’ film adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady for TriStar and she previously produced Matt Ross’ 28 Hotel Rooms, which premiered in Sundance and was released theatrically in 2012.

In October 2016, Warner Bros. released Lynette’s latest film The Accountant, directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Academy Award-winners Ben Affleck and J. K. Simmons. Some of Lynette’s movies include 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 VeninceTerri; On the Ice; Stephanie Daley; Kristy; The Passage; Phoebe in Wonderland, The Greatest, An Invisible Sign of my Own; Shark Night 3D; Levitated Mass; The Space Between; and multiple episodes of the award-winning ESPN docu-series 30 for 30.