A native of Los Angeles, David Hopwood graduated from The University of Southern California with degrees in Creative Writing and Cinema/Television. He began his career in entertainment in the training program of Michael Ovitz’ Artist Management Group. There he worked for esteemed talent manager and producer Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (CEO of The Gotham Group). In 2002, he joined former studio chief Mark Canton (300, Immortals) at the foundation of Atmosphere Entertainment.
For over 10 years, he oversaw the slate of Atmosphere Entertainment as Senior VP of Production and Development. In this post, he shepherded the films SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, PIRANHA 3D, LETTERS TO JULIETT, IMMORTALS and 300: Rise of an Empire and the television series POWER for Starz. He currently holds the post of Executive Vice President of Production and Development at ATMOSPHERE ENTERTAINMENT AND CINELOU FILMS.