Danielle is currently developing All We Ever Wanted Was Everything based on Janelle Brown’s critically acclaimed debut novel. Her most recent film American Son, starring Nick Cannon and Melonie Diaz, premiered in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Danielle has had three other features premiere at Sundance over the years, including Adrienne Shelly’s Waitress staring Ken Russell; November, a psychological thriller starring Courteney Cox; and Groove, an ensemble comedy about the San Francisco rave scene. Waitress was released by Fox Searchlight and both Groove and November were directed by Greg Harrison and distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. Danielle also produced the comedy Daltry Calhoun for Miramax, starring Johnny Knoxville and Elizabeth Banks, as well as the award-winning feature documentary Double Dare by Academy Award nominee Amanda Micheli. Double Dare explores the lives of Hollywood stuntwomen Zoë Bell (Grindhouse) and Jeannie Epper, and features interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Lucy Lawless and Lynda Carter.
Danielle lives in Los Angeles and periodically serves as a guest speaker for UCLA’s Graduate Film Program, San Francisco’s Film Arts Foundation, Film Independent (formerly IFP) and the Sundance Institute. She was recently on the narrative feature competition jury for the Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for the IFP’s Independent Spirit Award for producing.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2008