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DARK PICTURES is a female led film and television production company focused on diverse character driven stories, large-scale FBI cases, as well as truth inspired thrillers. The company name is inspired by John Douglas and the “dark pictures” he utilized to investigate serial crimes.


The founder, Jennifer Erwin, is a 25-year entertainment industry veteran producer/writer. After years of cutting her teeth as a music documentary producer at MTV and VH1, she produced America’s Next Top Model and went on to become a network executive for CW and CBS. Upon meeting the legendary FBI Profiler, John Douglas, she shifted her focus to scripted narrative and writing. She’s an Executive Producer on Mindhunter and packaged the series. She is currently writing two television series, Burning the Ground at Legendary and Bad Land, with John Douglas and Bryan Zuriff (Ray Donovan) attached to produce. Both projects are inspired by real FBI cases. She is currently adapting the best-selling memoir, Not Dead & Not For Sale, by Stone Temple Pilots front man, Scott Weiland, with Mary Weiland and Orian Williams producing.


Jennifer is a graduate of UCLA where she studied film and screenwriting. Recently she graduated from the esteemed FBI Citizen’s Academy where she developed strong bonds with on-board and retired FBI Agents. She participates in advocacy work to combat crimes against children and volunteers for Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating trafficked children and adults.

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Creative Consultant


Holly has a world-class background in feature film development and production. Starting her career as an assistant at Mandeville Films and Television, she then moved over to Overbrook Entertainment where she worked on such films as Lakeview Terrace and Secret Life of Bees, ultimately rising through the ranks to Film Executive at the competitive company. Holly quickly became known for her high-brow taste around town and landed a coveted position as the VP of Film for The Combine, Jeremy Renner’s production company. She oversaw, packaged and produced The Founder and Kill the Messenger amongst others before leaving to independently produce Rob Siegel's film, Cruise.


Currently Holly and Jennifer are developing a true crime drama with Warner Brothers Television and collaborating together on riveting true stories.


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