Styler is co-founder and partner of New York-based production hedge Maven Pictures, the company behind recently acclaimed feature films GIRL MOST LIKELY (2012), starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening and Matt Dillon; FILTH (2013), starring James McAvoy; BLACK NATIVITY (2013), starring Forest Whitaker; and STILL ALICE (2014), starring Julianne Moore. Styler’s narrative directorial debut, FREAK SHOW, which Maven produced with Flower Films, stars Bette Midler, Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, Laverne Cox, and John McEnroe. The film debuted to a sold-out crowd at the Berlin Film Festival and was purchased for domestic distribution by IFC.
Prior to founding Maven with partner Celine Rattray, Styler’s many feature production credits include Guy Ritchie’s LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998) and SNATCH (2000), as well as A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS (2006), starring Robert Downey Jr. and Shia LaBouef, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, winning both the Directing Award and the Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. Styler also produced the BAFTA award-winning film MOON (2009), written and directed by Duncan Jones, released by Sony Pictures Classics. Additionally, Styler has produced numerous documentaries, including the award-winning MOVING THE MOUNTAIN and THE LOST ART OF ORATORY (2009), co-produced with the BBC.
In 1989, Styler and her husband Sting started the Rainforest Fund, an organization devoted to protecting rainforests and their indigenous peoples in South America, Africa and Asia, raising more than $30 million for the cause. As a long-time UNICEFF ambassador, Styler has raised millions for their projects around the globe