Senior Vice President, Film and Television
"As a mentor, I will help you hone your story development skills, provide feedback on projects, and advise on how to navigate your career as it pertains to your short- and long-term goals, particularly for those with aspirations of becoming a creative executive or producer."
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett currently holds the role of Senior Vice President of Film and Television at Chernin Entertainment. Sumpter Bridgett, who has over 15 years of experience in development and production, was previously Tim Story’s producing partner running The Story Company where projects in development included Lionsgate and Hasbro’s live-action feature Monopoly starring Kevin Hart, Universal Pictures’ musical comedy Praise This directed by Tina Gordon, and the Netflix and STX Entertainment superhero comedy Night Wolf led by Hart.
Before this, Sumpter Bridgett produced television and film through her SB&Co shingle, consulted for multiple companies, and ran a writer/directors program. She’s also served as Partner and President of Production at Varsity Pictures, where she produced titles like The To-Do List, Blue Mountain State and Sonny with a Chance, and served as President of Film at Tollin/Robbins Productions where she executive produced Coach Carter and Wild Hogs.