In 2022, she and her husband, composer/producer Gary Meister, founded Wild Child Films, a vibrant and dynamic production company that specializes in creating premium, bold, and adventurous content. With a passion for pushing boundaries and challenging conventions, Wild Child aims to captivate audiences with imaginative storytelling and visually stunning productions.
Whether it's producing feature films, television series, or digital content, Wild Child is committed to exploring untamed creativity and embracing the wild side of filmmaking. With a belief in fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment, the company thrives on taking risks, nurturing emerging talent, and amplifying diverse voices within the industry.
Vivian Sorenson is an award-winning showrunner, executive producer and director with a history of creating hit television shows, documentaries, and films across various platforms. She was Executive Producer/Showrunner of Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime (Food Network, Discovery +) and La Pitchoune: Cooking in France (HBO Max and Magnolia) about a cooking school in Julia Child’s summer home in the South of France.
Additionally, she was the Co-Executive Producer/Showrunner and architect (from the 1st episode) of the iconic series Chopped (for over 800 episodes), Chopped Junior & Chopped After Hours. She has won a James Beard Award; the show has been nominated for an Emmy, the Critics Choice Award (5 times) and a Realscreen Award. In addition, Vivian has worked in a range of seminal television series: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, What Not to Wear, The Bachelor, Wife Swap, Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Operation Homecoming, and Savoring Harlem, a documentary about food and the history of Harlem.
Her documentary feature about food justice, agriculture & delicious eating, Fork In The Road (in post-production) featuring The Berry Center in KY and Nick Offerman, was included in Redford Center’s grant cohort in 2020. In addition, her dramatic short films The Silent Love of the Fish and Five Teenagers Walk Into A Bar have won festival awards, most recently in Miami at the Urban Film Festival. She is currently in post-production on her short film with celebrity chef Marc Murphy, A Day in NYC. Vivian has a strong foundation in theater directing, which has taught her the importance of crafting compelling and engaging stories.