Robbie Brenner

President, Mattel Films


Robbie Brenner is an Academy Award®-nominated producer and film executive with over 30 years of industry experience. As President of Mattel Films, she leads strategy in developing and producing cinematic franchises for one the world’s largest portfolios of brands and IP. In 2023, Brenner produced the cultural phenomenon BARBIE—directed and written by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling--which has grossed over $1.4 billion, set the record for largest opening by a female director and broke numerous global box office records. Brenner is currently collaborating with some of the international film community’s most exciting creative minds on films based on beloved worldwide IP such as Hot Wheels, Barney, Masters of the Universe, Thomas & Friends, View-Master, Polly Pocket, and more.

As an independent producer, Brenner earned a 2013 Oscar nomination for DALLAS BUYERS CLUBwhich went on to win 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto. She also produced the critically acclaimed women's rights drama CALL JANE starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver; the supernatural romance THE INBETWEEN starring Joey King and Kyle Allen for Paramount+; and BURDEN, starring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, and Andrea Riseborough, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award.  

Previously, Brenner served as President of Production at Relativity and was integral to the studio's acquisition of the Sundance documentary CATFISH, which became a cultural sensation. There, she also led production on movies such as IMMORTALS, SAFE HAVEN, MIRROR, MIRROR, OUT OF THE FURNANCE, THE FIGHER, and many more. She also oversaw and shepherded film production at Miramax Films and 20th Century Fox.

Brenner is a film alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Executive Branch. She lives in California with her two daughters.