ShivHans Pictures, founded by producer Shivani Rawat, is a production and finance company creating unique and compelling feature films and television. ShivHans Pictures aims to prioritize the filmmakers, striving to deliver the complete vision of the director with full support and financing at every stage of production from acquisition and development, to marketing and distribution. Across their projects, ShivHans Pictures offers inclusive and engaging storytelling through collaborations with top-tier talent both onscreen and behind the camera.
ShivHans' latest projects include David Oyelowo's directorial debut The Water Man, which he also starred in, and Jonathan Hensleigh's The Ice Road, starring Liam Neeson. Previous films from ShivHans Pictures include Tara Miele's Wander Darkly, Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award-nominated The Trial of the Chicago 7, Dan Fogelman's Danny Collins, Jay Roach's Academy Award-nominated Trumbo, Matt Ross' Academy Award-nominated Captain Fantastic, Brad Anderson's Beirut, Tom Shadyac's Brian Banks, and Maya Forbes' The Polka King. ShivHans recently signed a first-look film deal with Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Dev Patel.
Shivani RawatFounder & CEO
Shivani Rawat is the Founder and CEO of ShivHans Pictures, a production and finance company that supports the visions of independent filmmakers while collaborating with creatives to produce dynamic and groundbreaking feature films outside the Hollywood studio model. Growing up in India, Rawat became very passionate about the world of film. After moving to New York City, she attended The New School and formed her production company soon after graduating.
Rawat's films include David Oyelowo's The Water Man, Jonathan Hensleigh's The Ice Road, Tara Miele's Wander Darkly, Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7, Jay Roach's Academy Award-nominated Trumbo, Matt Ross' Academy Award-nominated Captain Fantastic, Bleecker Street's Danny Collins, as well as Brad Anderson's Beirut and Maya Forbes' The Polka King.
In 2019 Rawat's ShivHans Pictures expanded into distribution, including a co-distribution deal with Bleecker Street for U.S. rights to Anthony Maras' Hotel Mumbai, followed by Tom Shadyac's Brian Banks, which ShivHans also produced.
Rawat is a Board Member of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Women in Film, as well as a member of the Producers Guild of America and Film Independent. She is a supporter of various industry-related organizations including Time's Up, the California Innocence Project, the Horizon Award, the Motion Picture & Television Fund, and in 2019 served as a sponsor for Humanitas, honoring film and television writing. She recently provided seed funding for Women in Film's Hire Her Back campaign, which supports inclusive hiring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Julie GoldsteinPresident of Production
Julie Goldstein is an award-winning film executive and producer with over 25 producing credits during her career in the industry. In her role as President of Production at ShivHans Pictures, Goldstein is responsible for overseeing the current slate of productions, new development deals, content acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and co-producing feature films, including a recent first-look deal with Academy Award-nominated actor Dev Patel. She previously served as the President of Production at Endgame Entertainment, working on film and television projects including: Murder Mystery, Old Man and the Gun, Come Sunday, Looper and Side Effects.
Prior to that Goldstein was Senior Vice President at HBO Films, working on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Grey Gardens and the critically acclaimed Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. She also spent more than a decade at Miramax Films, having executive produced an extensive list of films, including Best Picture Academy Award-winners Chicago and Shakespeare in Love. Additional credits include Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominees Proof, Dirty Pretty Things, Bridget Jones’ Diary and An Ideal Husband; as well as other commercially successful films such as Ella Enchanted and Serendipity. Goldstein has also worked on projects including The Hunt for Blumhouse Films and executive produced Fox Searchlight’s Belle under her independent banner, Sandalboot Entertainment. She is the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Honor Awards, a Golden Laurel Award from the Producers Guild of America and two Humanitas Prizes. Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Connor FlanaganHead of Development
Connor Flanagan is Head of Development at ShivHans Pictures. His recent credits as an Executive Producer include David Oyelowo's directorial debut The Water Man, which premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival; The Ice Road, starring Liam Neeson; and Wander Darkly, written and directed by Tara Miele and starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Flanagan co-produced ShivHans' Brian Banks, which won a Humanitas prize and the Audience Award at the 2018 LA Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Sundance selections The Polka King, written and directed by Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky, starring Jack Black and Jenny Slate, and Beirut, starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, written by Tony Gilroy and directed by Brad Anderson. Flanagan joined ShivHans Pictures after working in physical and post production on its films Captain Fantastic, directed by Matt Ross, and Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach. Previously, he served as a production and post production executive at OneZero Films, working on such features as Helen Hunt's Ride and Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he completed a double-major in film & television production and narrative studies, Flanagan originally hails from Minnesota. He is a member of the Producers Council of the Producers Guild of America.