Sarah E. Johnson
Co-CEO and Co-founder
Sarah Johnson is an executive producer on several notable recent films including Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2015; James Gray’s period drama, The Immigrant; Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller Blood Ties; Atom Egoyan’s crime thriller Devil’s Knot; David Gordon Green’s drama Joe; and Eli Roth’s horror thriller The Green Inferno. Her social issue documentaries include the Academy Award nominated The Square, Chasing Ice and The Invisible War, as well as the critically acclaimed The Hunting Ground and Living In Emergency: Stories Of Doctors Without Borders.
Johnson is also an activist for environmental, educational, and gender issues. A former Portfolio Manager at Franklin Templeton, she is active on the boards of St. Lawrence University, Mission Markets, Conservation South Africa, and Chairs the board at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She holds a B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence University.
Co-CEO and Co-founder
David Beal previously served as the President of National Geographic Entertainment, the President of Palm Pictures and the CEO of Blue Tape. At present David also has teamed up with artist Gregory Colbert on Gregory’s latest endeavor “Island of Songs,” and maintains his role as a Director of the TV/Film production company Noise Production Inc. David serves on the Board of Directors of Blue School, the Advisory Boards of West Mountain Gold, Academy of Systemic Change and the National Council of the American Prairie Reserve.
In addition to his corporate experience, Beal’s early artistic work included producing, writing and performing with some of today’s top musical artists. David lives in New York City.
Production & Development
Sian is an Emmy award winning Executive Producer who has created and delivered a comprehensive range of film, television and web content for networks including HBO, BBC, National Geographic and Food Network. Passionate about every aspect of content development and production, Sian is committed to delivering high quality entertainment in multiple budget ranges.
Her experience includes creating, pitching and selling concepts to networks; creating and overseeing budgets; hiring key crew; overseeing all aspects of production, post and delivery; and overseeing all aspects of corporate culture and network relations.
Director of Development
Catie is the newest member of the Green Hummingbird team. She graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Political Science and while at Yale, she produced and directed two documentary short films. Prior to Green Hummingbird, Catie was a paralegal for Scovern Law reporting directly to founder, Susanne Scovern.