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Award for Producer/Showrunner Team of a Series

Tory Tunnell
Executive Producer, WGN America’s “Underground”

Husband and wife team Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell are Los Angeles-based producers who run Safehouse Pictures, which they co-founded in 2005.

An English screenwriter and director as well as a producer, Harold wrote the franchise bible and produced with Tunnell the upcoming Warner Bros. feature, Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur to
be released in July 2016, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou, and directed by Guy Ritchie. Harold also wrote the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins to be directed by Otto Bathurst for Lionsgate Films, which he and Tunnell are also producing. Previously, Harold executive produced and wrote the draft of Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

As part of Safehouse Pictures’ first look deal with Sony, Harold and Tunnel will serve as executive producers on Sophie Goodhart’s directorial debut My Blind Brother starring Zoe Kazan, Adam Scott, Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate. For The Weinstein Company, Tunnell also produced Awake, which Harold wrote and directed, starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin.

Additionally, Harold adapted Zack Snyder’s original treatment Army of the Dead for Universal Studios and Warner Bros., Frank Miller’s Ronin for Warner Bros., and the feature Twilight Zone. He is currently writing/producing an original script with Andrew Adamson attached to direct called Fountain City. Tunnell and Harold are executive producing Mommy and Me (based on a story by Harold) for Sony, with Meryl Streep and Tina Fey attached to star. Their upcoming projects also include such features as Space Invaders and Nemesis at Warner Bros., and The Falling with Zac Efron.

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; and Trumbo, starring Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Joan Allen, Nathan Lane, and Donald Sutherland, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2007.