COURTNEY LAUREN PENN
Courtney Lauren Penn co-founded and runs the multi-faceted production company Renegade Entertainment with her co-founder Thomas Jane. Courtney oversees content: producing film, series and hybrid new media projects alongside Jane. Renegade is a pioneering outfit that has been among the most active production labels since launching in late 2019.
Since its inception, Renegade has produced a slew of independent feature films, a short form comedy series, a television and streaming 8 episode series for the ABC in Australia and IMDBtv/Amazon alongside AGC Television, is currently in production on a comic book series THE LYCAN and in pre-production on several films for 2022.
The first film the duo executive produced was the western thriller “The Last Son,” starring Thomas Jane, Sam Worthington, Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly), followed by horror comedy “Slayers” starring Abigail Breslin, Thomas Jane and Malin Akerman. Courtney and Jane further produced DIG starring Emile Hirsche, Thomas Jane and Harlow Jane, bowing later this year, as well as MURDER AT EMIGRANT GULCH starring Richard Dryfuss, Gabriel Bryne, Isiaah Mustafa, Jane, and Zach McGowan also premiering later in 2022.
Among the myriad projects currently being developed by Courtney and Jane is the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s “From a Buick 8” with which they launched the company.
Adopting a material-first, platform agnostic philosophy, Courtney embraces the growing disruption in the entertainment ecosystem and together with Jane have built a selective slate of compelling stories and edgy material with global commercial appeal. She takes a transmedia approach to cultivating IP and collaborating with gifted storytellers and partners to build out her company’s diverse content slate.
Courtney began her career in sell-side mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring on Wall Street. She worked for a boutique investment bank that specialized in advisory services, valuation, transaction structuring, strategic financial restructuring and private placements for privately-owned middle market companies. Courtney moved exclusively into film finance and production with the founding of Boundless Pictures in 2008 as a film finance, development and production company. Boundless’s production arm was launched when Courtney and her co-founding partner, Brandon Burrows, teamed up with Wesley Snipes for the supernatural actioner “Gallowwalkers” (Lionsgate . Subsequent Boundless Pictures’ productions included “Dark Hearts,” starring X-Men star Lucas Till; financed and produced elevated genre pictures including “The Perfect Weapon” starring Steven Seagal, “Altitude” starring Dolph Lundgren and Denise Richards and “PUPS ALONE” starring Dolph Lundgren, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Rob Schneider, Keith David, Nick Tuturro which was released by Paramount in Nov, 2020
Courtney attended the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently studied Filmmaking and Direction at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She is a former National Chess Champion, Top 50 Women’s Chess Player, Visiting Committee Member of Hematologic Oncology at the Dana Farber Institute, Platinum Member of New York Women in Film & Television, Member of the Producers’ Council of the Producers Guild of America and proud mother to her son.
Renegade participates annually in charitable giving to institutions who directly participate in “research to bedside” care for children with cancer and vulnerable children in high conflict zones.
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