The executive producers are Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Tim Herlihy, Todd Garner
and John Jacobs.
...The reason Dorfman's screenplay worked so well, explains Revolution Studios partner Todd Garner, also an executive producer on the film, is that it used humor to get under the skin of a real issue and not merely for the sake of generating some good gags.
"At its core, it's about a man who's having a tough time expressing himself and another man who comes into his
life and helps him deal with that," says Garner
"The humor flows from an unorthodox vein," says Garner
, "but by the end, Dave really has broken through, which makes the story all the more satisfying."
...TODD GARNER (Executive Producer) joined Revolution Studios as a partner in
May 2000.He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of development and production for all motion pictures at the company.He most recently produced The One, The Master of Disguise and The Animal, and was executive producer on the blockbuster XXX. Prior to joining Revolution Studios, Garner was at The Walt Disney Company for 10 years, most recently as Co-President of Production for the Buena Vista Motion Picture Group.
Among the movies that he
oversaw were Pearl Harbor, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Remember the Titans and The Waterboy.During his association with Disney, Garner held a variety of production positions and was Executive Vice President (1998-99) of Buena Vista Motion Picture Group before being tapped as Co-President of the Group.He started with Touchstone Pictures as a Creative Executive in 1990 and was subsequently promoted to Director of Production, Vice President of Production (95-96) and Senior Vice President of Production (1996-98).Prior to joining Disney, Garner worked for a year at Paramount Pictures in Finance.He began his professional career as a freelance videotape editor with credits on several commercials and music videos.