Nancy Hult Ganis co-founded Out of the Blue Entertainment with her business partner (and husband) Sid Ganis to produce feature films and television—including the award-winning Akeelah And The Bee for Lionsgate and the recent ABC series Pan Am. Hult Ganis’ current projects include Wolves At The Door, a scripted TV series featuring the women of WWII Resistance, and a feature film based on the book Resistance of the Heart by author, Nathan Stoltzfus.
Hult Ganis began her journalism career in the newsroom of KQED (PBS) in San Francisco before moving to entertainment overseeing such prime-time documentaries such as The Making of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, Marx Brothers in a Nutshell, and The Case of Dashiell Hammett and helped launch the long-running PBS series, Comedy Tonight.
Over the years she has worked as a media consultant with numerous filmmakers—Tom Hanks, Saul Zaentz, Francis Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Phil Kaufman—and politicians, co-producing the opening ceremonies for President Bill Clinton’s Inauguration. She continued to develop and produce programming for PBS including the groundbreaking Straight Talk series on women and men’s health.
Hult Ganis holds a Masters in Journalism and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of California, Berkeley. She served on the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.