Danielle Renfrew Behrens is the President of Animal Pictures along with partners Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne. Animal’s projects include the Apple TV+ comedy series Loot, Peacock’s mystery series Poker Face, and Amazon’s forthcoming adult animated sci-fi comedy series The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy. Last year, Animal produced the feature Crush for Hulu and premiered the documentary Sirens at the Sundance Film Festival.
Before joining Animal, Behrens ran Superlative Films, the film fund she founded in 2016. Through Superlative, she produced a handful of critically-acclaimed films, including Kogonada’s directorial debut Columbus, starring John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson, and nominated for multiple Film Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Awards; Lucky, starring beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton and also a Gotham Award nominee; and Night Comes On, starring Dominique Fishback, which won Sundance’s NEXT Innovator Award and a Grand Jury Prize at the Deauville International Film Festival.
Throughout her career, Behrens has premiered eleven films at the Sundance Film Festival, including Grand Jury Prize winner The Queen of Versailles; Emmy-nominated Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck; Grandma, which garnered Lily Tomlin rave reviews and a Golden Globe nomination; and Waitress, which is now a hit Broadway musical. Behrens was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for producing and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.