Tyler Mitchell is a producer, writer and entrepreneur who sits at the nexus of creativity, technology and the creation of content across all mediums. Mitchell is the CEO of Impact, the ground-breaking content accelerator and online network co-founded by Academy Award winning partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, which spun out of Imagine Entertainment last year after raising a Series A venture round led by Benchmark. Impact is democratizing access to the entertainment industry, accelerating the development of original content, and innovating the way that studios, producers, directors, writers, talent, and crews connect.
Previously, Mitchell was Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures at Imagine Entertainment, where he oversaw a slate of live action films and also launched Imagine's animation division, in partnership with Animal Logic. Before joining Imagine Entertainment, Mitchell produced several films, including The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey; Lucky Number Slevin, starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu and Ben Kingsley; and the critically acclaimed film Maudie, starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins. As an executive, Mitchell oversaw the development, financing and production of many films, including The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp and The Butterfly Effect, starring Ashton Kutcher.
Mitchell has also produced and written for television, including two primetime shows for NBC –Kidnapped and My Own Worst Enemy. In addition, he co-wrote the story and is producing The Heart of Rock & Roll, an original musical inspired by the songs of multi-platinum, Grammy award winning artist, Huey Lewis & The News, which is heading to Broadway in 2022, after a record-breaking run at the historic Old Globe theater in San Diego. Mitchell also wrote the original story that inspired the 2019 bestselling book, The Perfect Wife, by New York Times Bestselling author, J.P. Delaney.
Mitchell is originally from Kentfield, CA and holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University. He lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife and two children.