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Brian R. Etting is an American producer,[1] director, and screenwriter known for producing Broken,[2] Funny or Die,[3] A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,[4] and Relative Strangers starring Danny DeVito.[5] He also executive produced Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln which won Best Short Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[6] Etting also owns his own production company with Josh Etting called Garlin Pictures.[7]

Brian R. Etting
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationProducer, director, writer
Years active1996-present



Etting told the Daily Bruin, “(The) most interesting filmmakers are the people that are really well-rounded, that have an education outside of the editing room, outside of the film classes and really study great writing and great authors and great stories. English, in retrospect, is the best thing I could have done. I developed great skills as a producer, was able to identify great material and then put all the elements together, which is the financing, and the director, and the talent, and understanding the foreign market well enough to mitigate risk and not lose your investments.”[8]


Producer / OtherEdit

Year Film Producer Other Notes
1996 Public Enemies No Yes Assistant to director
1998 Double Take No Yes Assistant to director
1999 The Base Yes No
1999 Hitman's Run Yes No
2000 Blowback Yes Yes Second unit director
2000 Sacrifice Yes Yes Second unit director
2000 Guilty as Charged Yes Yes Second unit director
2001 Devil's Prey Yes No
2001 Instinct to Kill Yes No
2002 Bad Karma Yes No
2003 Tough Luck Yes No
2005 The Godfather of Green Bay Yes No
2006 Relative Strangers Yes No
2006 Broken Yes No
2008 Technology Jones Yes No
2009 Night Train Yes No
2010 Drunk History Yes No 2 episodes
2010-2011 Funny or Die Presents Yes No 9 episodes
2011 What's Going On? with Mike Mitchell Yes No
2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Yes No
2014 Reclaim Yes Yes Post-production supervisor

Director / WriterEdit

Year Film Director Writer Notes
1998 Interview with the Paparazzi Yes No
2006 Viagra Falls Yes Yes


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