Garner, who makes mainstream comedies and genre films, had most recently been under a deal with Covert Media, where he will continue to product numerous projects he set up. It is a homecoming of sorts for Garner, who started his career in accounting for Paramount Domestic Television, assigned to The Arsenio Hall Show.
“It was a huge success, back when Bill Clinton came on to play his sax and Eddie Murphy would show up,” Garner told Deadline. “I would walk around the lot and couldn’t believe I was on it. It was where I first learned what a creative executive was.” Garner became a creative exec and spent a decade as an exec at Disney rising to co-president of production,