Born in Los Angeles, Dylan Sellers studied first at the University of California at Berkeley, then at Hastings Law School, and graduated with honors from both. He became a successful entertainment attorney at the firm of O'Melveny & Myers. After a hiatus traveling throughout Southeast and Western Asia, including several months in India, Sellers decided that it would be more fun to make movies than just legally represent them. Having been involved with the production of several popular films, including "Turner and Hooch" (1989) and "Days of Thunder" (1990), Sellers was eventually appointed president of motion pictures for Lee Rich Productions, an independent production company based at Warner Bros. Sellers joined Touchstone Pictures as a creative executive in 1987, ascended to the position of vice president, production, at Simpson/Bruckheimer Productions in 1988, and became president of Lee Rich Productions in 1991. In 1993, Sellers joined Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as executive vice president, production, overseeing such films as Kiss of Death, The Edge, The Crucibleand Nine Months. Sellers also acquired There's Something About Mary.