Scott Budnick

Combatting recidivism and making hit films

Scott Budnick is the Founder and President of The Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

As Executive Vice President of Todd Phillips’ production company, Green Hat Films, Budnick executive produced many successful comedies including the highest grossing rated-R comedies in history, The Hangover series.

Outside of film, Budnick is a fierce champion for children in need. Budnick is a teacher and on the Advisory Board for InsideOUT Writers, is a board member of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and on the Advisory board for the Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law and Policy.

For his work with youth in the criminal justice system, Governor Jerry Brown named Budnick California’s Volunteer of the Year for 2012. In August of 2013, Budnick was appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) by the Speaker of the Assembly, John Perez.

In 2013, Budnick launched The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), an organization of very high-achieving, formerly incarcerated young adults who work to support one another, while stopping the flow of men and women into the criminal justice system.