Suzanne Farwell

Executive Producer: Upside-Down Magic
Suzanne Farwell serves as executive producer of the Disney Channel Original Movie "Upside-Down Magic," based on The New York Times best-selling children's books of the same name. A longtime collaborator of writer/director Nancy Meyers, Farwell has produced some of the most commercially successful comedies in recent history and has worked with many of the industry's most recognized and sought-after talent. With early training at The William Morris Agency, Farwell began her production career on the set of Walt Disney Pictures' remake of "The Parent Trap." As president of Waverly Films at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Farwell co-produced the 2003 critically acclaimed box office success "Somethings Gotta Give," starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. She was executive producer on the 2006 worldwide box-office hit "The Holiday," starring Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet, Academy Award nominee Jude Law and Golden Globe® nominees Cameron Diaz and Jack Black for the studio. In 2009, Farwell went on to executive produce "It's Complicated," starring Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Academy Award winner Steve Martin and Emmy® Award winner Alec Baldwin. In 2015, Farwell produced "The Intern," starring Academy Award winners Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway for Warner Bros. Pictures. Farwell produced the 2017 independent feature film "Carrie Pilby," starring Bel Powley, Gotham Independent Best Actress Award winner for her breakout performance in "Diary of a Teenage Girl," along with Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Nathan Lane, Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer and Jason Ritter. "Carrie Pilby" premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival and was released theatrically by The Orchard and on Netflix in 2017. In 2016, Farwell founded Resonate Entertainment with Susan Cartsonis and Brent Emery, her producing partners on "Carrie Pilby." Farwell is executive producer on "Feel the Beat" for Netflix starring Sofia Carson (Disney's "Descendants" franchise), which will be released in summer 2020. Farwell has a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University and a Master of Arts from Pepperdine University.