President / Partner
Corbin Bernsen comes from an entertainment family. His mother, who recently passed away, had been on the long running soap The Young and Restless for 35 years. A graduate of UCLA where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theater and a Master’s degree in Playwriting, he most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series PSYCH.
He was first catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC TV series, L.A. Law. Twice, he was nominated for both an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe Award® for his performance as Arnie Becker on the show that virtually created the ensemble drama as we know today. Along the way he hosted Saturday Night Live, and guest starred on Seinfeld and Star Trek to name a few notable television appearances.
In the feature film arena, he starred in the comedy Hello Again, followed by other critically acclaimed roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned- owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular Major League series of films. Other film credits include Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. He also appeared with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Recently, Bernsen has moved to the other side of the camera, directing the films Carpool Guy, Dead Air and Rust, which was distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. With Rust, Bernsen shifted his focus to family friendly movies and formed Home Theater Films. 25 Hill, which he also wrote and directed, is the first title from his newly formed company and was distributed by EchoLight Studios in July 2012. This was followed by 3 Day Test (2012) and Beyond the Heavens (2013), also released by EchoLight Studios. His latest projects include Christian Mingle (2015) and In-Lawfully Yours (2016). Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of twenty-eight years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.
CEO / Partner
Chris Aronoff is an award winning producer of over 10 feature films and founder of five successful companies including Wired.md, Mechnology, Antibody Films, Home Theater Films, and White Box Post.
After receiving a degree in film production, and producing hundreds of hours of industrial and commercial video content, Chris moved to Los Angeles to work at Paramount Studios as a VFX Supervisor on the TV series “Charmed”.
Inspired and independent, Chris started his 10-year career as a producer, producing 10 feature films (including stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Bruce Davison); co-founding Home Theater Films with Corbin Bernsen; and expanding his business pursuits to include a color/VFX studio for fellow filmmakers. Multi-talented, wearing many hats, Chris is known as a master problem-solver. With a genuine love for film producing, he oversees development, production, post, and distribution for all the features he produces, including recent theatrical release, Family Weekend.
When not working, Chris is an avid soccer player and cyclist, and enjoys hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains with his wife, producer Annmarie Aronoff.
Operations / Producer
James Greilick began working closely with actor/writer/director Corbin Bernsen in 2007 and now leads the development and operations for Home Theater Films. He has also been a co-producer for Home Theater Film's Rust, 25 Hill, 3 Day Test, Beyond the Heavens and the most recent film In-Lawfully Yours. Originally from Traverse City, MI, James attended Columbia College Chicago where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Film and Video Production with an emphasis in producing.
Marketing / Producer
Jordan Smith attended USC, concentrating in Philosophy and Cinematic Arts. Growing up in Silicon Valley, he was raised with a full and thorough understanding of the internet and its potential. However, he was always drawn to movies. While at USC, he worked at Pink Thunder, a production company under Angela Robinson (the L Word & Herbie Full Loaded.) It was through these experiences that he became involved in film as well as learned the importance of putting together a strain team to get jobs done. Jordan really began to understand the potential of combining entertainment with social networking when at Sony Pictures Television, working directly for the VP of Digital Marketing.