Hyperion Pictures, founded by Tom Wilhite and Willard Carroll, is an Emmy Award-winning producer of more than 200 hours of live-action and animated theatrical films and television programming.
Tom Wilhite is a former head of production for Disney where films made under his supervision include TRON, the first to extensively utilize computer graphics, and Splash, then Disney’s biggest live-action hit. He subsequently served as executive director of Sundance Institute and its Film Festival. Over the years Wilhite has supported early work by numerous filmmakers including Tim Burton and John Lasseter. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, he began his career at the Rogers & Cowan public relations firm where his first clients were legendary comedian Groucho Marx and the film Rocky.
Willard Carroll is a producer-writer-director whose films include all-star drama Playing by Heart with Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie, Gena Rowlands, and Dennis Quaid, and romantic musical comedy Marigold, starring Ali Larter and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, filmed entirely in India. Previously, he directed his adaptation of Philippa Pearce’s classic English children’s novel Tom’s Midnight Garden, starring Greta Scaachi, Joan Plowright, and Penelope Wilton, and The Runestone with Peter Riegert and Alexander Gudenov. A graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts, Carroll will next direct his original psychological drama Crawl.