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Tory Tunnell

Tory Tunnell is a Los Angeles based producer who runs Safehouse Pictures with her producing partner, Joby Harold.[1] The company was co-founded in 2005.[2]

Since moving the company out to Los Angeles in 2008, Tunnell's Safehouse Pictures has become known for making splashy entertainment with big unique worlds, great characters, and relevant themes. After writing and producing King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Safehouse's Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell went on to executive produce a new take on the Robin Hood legend for Lionsgate, with Otto Bathurst directing and Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, and Ben Mendelsohn starring.[3] The film will be released in November 2018. The duo have also set up a number of films including: Space Invaders at Warner Bros;[4] Puff The Magic Dragon at Fox with Trolls (film) helmer Mike Mitchell directing; Count at Warner Bros with William Eubank directing, etc.

Tunnell also produced My Blind Brother starring Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, and Jenny Slate, which was the highest selling film out of SXSW 2016 and was released by Lionsgate/Starz in the fall of 2016. In TV, Tunnell's Safehouse Pictures completed the second season of its award winning show, Underground (TV series), which become the flagship show for WGN before the network cancelled all of its original content. Tunnell most recently set up the ice skating drama Spinning Out at Netflix, which has a full 10-episode order.[5]

Originally based in New York, Tunnell began her career producing independent features including; Holy Rollers starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha which premiered at Sundance 2009; Trumbo starring Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Joan Allen, Nathan Lane, and Donald Sutherland, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2007; and Awake written and directed by Joby Harold starring Jessica Alba, Hayden Christensen, and Terrence Howard.


  1. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (9 September 2012). "Akiva Goldman's Weed Road Aligns With Safehouse Pictures For Warner Bros Deal". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ Indiewire. "INDUSTRY MOVES: Foursome Found Safe House - IndieWire". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (4 June 2015). "Lionsgate Engaging 'Peaky Blinders' Helmer Otto Bathurst To Helm 'Robin Hood: Origins'". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (13 February 2015). "'Space Invaders' Lands Dan Kunka To Script". Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ Otterson, Joe (2018-10-11). "Netflix Orders Ice Skating Drama 'Spinning Out' Starring Emma Roberts". Variety. Retrieved 2018-11-20.