Talent Guide

Danielle Probst

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Producing Lab 2008


Danielle Probst is an independent producer and production manager based in Los Angeles. A native of Washington, DC, she lived in Berlin, Germany before earning a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the American Film Institute in 1999. Beginning her career in the art department of the indy feature On Edge, Probst went on to become Development Director for Leading Pictures and then moved into network television production for NBC, CBS, and the BBC. Probst made her feature producing debut on the wildly successful, micro-budget romantic comedy directed by Allan Brocka, Eating Out. She subsequently went on to production manage The Lather Effect, an ensemble comedy that screened in competition at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival; Take, a death penalty drama starring Minnie Driver; and Red Velvet, a horror film currently in release on DVD. She has also worked on the Weinstein Company’s ensemble thriller Unknown, the crime caper How to Rob a Bank, and the Polish Brothers’ most recent film, Stay Cool.

Current Project

Difficult Child (Narrative Feature)


Set in a Florida vacation RV park, a fourteen-year-old outcast seeks the attention of the upper-class intellectual girl next door while fending off his embarrassingly trashy mother's over-eager attempts at reconciliation.