Sean Covel

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Sean Covel
Born (1976-03-04) March 4, 1976 (age 40)
Lead, South Dakota, US
Other names Sean C. Covel
Occupation Film producer
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Alexa Vega (m. 2010; div. 2012)

Sean Covel (born March 4, 1976) is an American film producer.

Early life[edit]

Covel was born in Lead, South Dakota. After graduation from high school, he attended college at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, majoring in Broadcast Management with a minor in acting. Covel then took a position as a headhunter in San Francisco, and eventually opened his own firm before ultimately turning his attention back to film making. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2002.[1]


After graduating from college, Covel began work on the film Think Tank. In 2003 he joined the team writing and producing Napoleon Dynamite, which won critical acclaim.[2]

Covel's other producing credits include 12 Dogs of Christmas, Beneath,[3] and Cafe.

Covel has authored two books, and is working on a third due to hit retail shelves in 2014. He teaches Independent Film Business as an adjunct professor at USC and is currently also working on his next film.

Personal life[edit]

Covel was married to actress Alexa Vega from 2010 to 2012.[4][5]


  1. ^ Notable Alumni, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Accessed March 10, 2008. Archived February 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Napoleon Dynamite". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. 
  3. ^ McCants, Jeffrey E. (July 16, 2006). "Got money?; 'Dynamite' producer says even art takes a bit of moolah.". Minneapolis Star Tribune. 
  4. ^ "Edgemont Celebrates "Sean's New Movie"". Edgemont Tribune. October 14, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2009. After the Saturday evening (7 pm) show, Vega came to the front for what was intended to be a question and answer session. However, during the show, Sean had surprised her with an engagement ring, so that took center stage! [dead link]
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