Seanne is a writer, director and producer who grew up in Germany, England and the Middle East. Having been exposed to many different cultures, she discovered at an early age that stories are what bring people together, regardless of background or culture. This led her to Los Angeles and USC Film School where she studied writing and directing. After graduating, she directed a documentary about the peaceful transition from dictatorship to democracy in Malawi, which is still airing on African television. However, she wanted to tell stories for a larger audience and returned to Los Angeles to pursue a career in producing.
Seanne was the on-set Executive Producer of the global animated hit, The Lego Movie, starring Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
Beyond overseeing the creative development and physical production of The Lego Movie, Seanne was also charged with acting as the chief liaison between the Lego Company, Warner Bros., and the film itself. This included overseeing the marketing materials and creative oversight of ancillary products such as the video game for TT Games.
As Vice President of Creative Innovation at Lin Pictures, a major production company based at Warner Bros., Seanne oversaw the Sherlock Holmes franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
As a creative executive, she worked on Godzilla directed by Gareth Edward; she developed Gods & Kings, which Steven Spielberg was attached to direct, the film adaptation of Death Note, which is now on NETFLIX, and the recent film adaptation of Stephen King’s It.
Seanne has been instrumental in breathing life into and overseeing three major franchises that, to date, have grossed over 2 billion dollars worldwide.
She believes that great stories and vibrant community among storytellers lies at the heart of every film’s success, which is why she founded The Creative Salon in 2009. The Creative Salon is an underground community of A-list writers and directors wrestling with the question, “How do we tell better stories?”
Seanne brings this depth of experience and relationships to Required Reading. In 2018 she will be directing The Falconer with Adam Sjoberg.