Ken Sanders, Producer
Kens role is to develop the artistic content of Shadowland and to make sure it has a place in the marketplace. Over the past decade and a half, Ken Sanders has written and/or produced over thirty-five feature-length motion pictures. He recently completed “BETRAYED AT 17,” starring Alexandra Paul, Jake Thomas, and Paula Trickey, and “HOME INVASION,” starring Haylie Duff, Lisa Sheridan and C. Thomas Howell. Both are scheduled to air on Lifetime Television in 2011. Previous productions “MATERNAL OBSESSION” (aka “LOCKED AWAY”) and “ACCUSED AT 17” premiered on Lifetime in 2010.
From 2001-2009, Sanders partnered with prolific Hollywood producer Pierre David and produced several made-for-TV movies in Canada. Sanders co-wrote many of the films, including ‘TIL LIES DO US PART, THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, MAID OF HONOR, STRANGER AT THE DOOR, THE PERFECT HUSBAND, SAVING EMILY, and A KILLER UPSTAIRS, which aired to excellent ratings on television networks all over the world.
Prior to partnering with David, Sanders served as Vice President of Production at WIN Ventures, a division of World International Network, a leading supplier of independent feature films and made-for-TV movies. During his tenure at WIN Ventures Sanders oversaw the development, production, and post-production of roughly twenty films a year, including “LIVING IN FEAR,” “FACING THE ENEMY,” and “SHE’S NO ANGEL,” and many more which aired on the USA Network, Court TV, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and The Movie Channel.
In the mid-1990s, Sanders worked as the Vice President of Creative Affairs at Image Organization, helping to develop and oversee such theatrical projects as “LITTLE MEN” (released by Warner Brothers) and “WISHMASTER” (released by Artisan), the latter of which went on to become the highest-grossing independent feature film of 1997.
At the beginning of his career, Sanders worked as the Director of Development at High Five Productions, helping to prepare such television specials as THE JUDDS FAREWELL CONCERT and THE WOMEN OF COUNTRY for CBS. He also worked for media mogul Ted Turner, doing a stint as a promotions producer for CNN and SuperStation WTBS.
In addition to his film and television work, Sanders has served as an adjunct professor at Biola University, where he taught classes on producing and screenwriting. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Los Angeles Valley College and the Los Angeles Film School, where he speaks on topics ranging from the business of film to post-production to pitching and script development.