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Sean Daniel. Category:American film producers. Kathleen Kennedy (film producer) On October 30, 2012, she became the president of Lucasfilm and the brand manager of the Star Wars franchise after The Walt Disney Company acquired the company for over $4 billion.[4] It was then announced that the first project under her authority would be Episode VII of the Star Wars saga (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) which is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2015.

Kathleen Kennedy (film producer)

Kennedy was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of Dione Marie "Dede" (née Dousseau), a one-time theater actress, and Donald R. Kennedy, a judge and attorney.[7] Kennedy graduated from Shasta High School in Redding, California, in 1971. She continued her education at San Diego State University where she majored in telecommunications and film. In her final year, Kennedy got a job at a local San Diego TV station, KCST, taking on various roles including camera operator, video editor, floor director and finally KCST news production coordinator. Kathleen Kennedy at the Internet Movie Database. Gary Kurtz. Early years in independent cinema[edit] Kurtz' film career was interrupted between 1966 and 1969, when he served in the U.S.

Gary Kurtz

Marine Corps. Collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm[edit] American Graffiti[edit] Gary Kurtz and George Lucas' first collaboration was on the 1973 film American Graffiti. Frank Marshall (film producer) In 1967, he met film director Peter Bogdanovich at a birthday party for the daughter of director John Ford, a friend of his father.

Frank Marshall (film producer)

Marshall volunteered to work on Bogdanovich's first film, "Targets", which became his apprenticeship in film production, as he assumed various productions roles, even appearing in a bit part. Following graduation from UCLA, Marshall spent the next 2 years working in Aspen and Marina del Rey, as a waiter/guitar player at the "The Randy Tar," a steak and lobster restaurant. While traveling through Europe in March 1970, he received another call from Bogdanovich, offering him a position on The Last Picture Show. Rick McCallum. Richard "Rick" McCallum (born August 22, 1954) is a German-born American film producer.

Rick McCallum

He is mostly known for his work on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as well as the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition and prequel trilogy. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with American producer George Lucas. Early career and collaboration with Dennis Potter[edit] Collaboration with George Lucas[edit] It was on the set of Dreamchild that McCallum had first met Star Wars creator George Lucas.[4] Ismail Merchant. Merchant succeeded as an independent producer in Hollywood for more than 40 years.

Ismail Merchant

Arnon Milchan. Early life[edit] Milchan was born in Rehovot, British Mandate for Palestine, in 1944.

Arnon Milchan

His family is Jewish.[5] His father owned a fertilizer company,[6] which Milchan inherited at the age of 21 upon his fathers sudden death. Over the years, Milchan turned the company into a successful chemical business.[7] He also earned a degree from the London School of Economics, before he and his company (Milchan Brothers Ltd.) were recruited to LAKAM, a top secret Israeli intelligence organization responsible for obtaining technology and material for Israel's nuclear program, and other highly secretive programs.[8] Walter Mirisch. Biography[edit] Early years[edit] A native of New York, Mirisch graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and entered the movie business as a summer vacation usher in Jersey City's State Theater, soon moving up to higher positions at other theaters.

Walter Mirisch

In 1942, he received a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the following year graduated from Harvard's Graduate School of Business Administration. Scott Mosier. Scott A.

Scott Mosier

Robert Watts. Robert Watts (born 23 May 1938)[1] is a British film producer who is best known for his involvement with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series.

Robert Watts

Career[edit] Personal life[edit] His half brother is Jeremy Bulloch,[2][5] who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy. Darryl F. Zanuck. Darryl Francis Zanuck (September 5, 1902 – December 22, 1979) was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era.

Darryl F. Zanuck

He played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors (the length of his career was rivaled only by that of Adolph Zukor). Scott Rudin. Albert R. Broccoli. Early life[edit] Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli was born in the borough of Queens, New York City, the younger of two children of immigrants from the Calabria region of Italy, Giovanni Broccoli and Kristina Vence.[1] He acquired his nickname after his cousin, mobster Pat DiCicco, began calling him "Kabibble," eventually shortened to "Kubbie" and adopted by Broccoli as "Cubby. Harry Saltzman.

Herschel Saltzman (October 27, 1915 – September 28, 1994), better known as Harry Saltzman, was a Canadian theatre and film producer best known for his mega-gamble which resulted in his co-producing the James Bond film series with Albert R. Broccoli. Sam Spiegel. Sam Spiegel (November 11, 1901 – December 31, 1985) was an Austrian-born American independent film producer. He was the first to win the Academy Award for Best Picture three times, and the only one to be the sole producer on all three winning films.[1] §Early life[edit] Samuel P. Charles Gordon (producer) Andrew G. Vajna. Mario Kassar. Mario F. Kassar (Arabic: ماريو قصار‎; born October 10, 1951[1]) is a Lebanese film producer and industry executive whose projects are frequently in association with Andrew G.

Vajna. Michael Deeley. Michael Deeley (born 6 August 1932) is a British film producer who has helped create notable films such as The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter and Blade Runner. Alan Ladd, Jr. Ted Field. Lloyd Kaufman. Michael Eisner. Barry Diller. Barry Charles Diller[2] (born February 2, 1942) is an American businessman, who currently serves as the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia, Inc. and the media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting. Jeffrey Katzenberg. Kevin Feige. Kevin Feige, PGA (/ˌfaɪɡiː/; born June 2, 1973)[1] is an American film producer and president of Marvel Studios.[2] The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of $8.3 billion.[3]

Jack Warner. David O. Selznick. Robert Shaye. Run Run Shaw. Raymond Chow. Dean Devlin. Avi Arad. Jon Peters. Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Harvey Weinstein. Joel Silver. Jerry Bruckheimer. Don Simpson. Bert Schneider. Robert Evans (producer) Carl Laemmle. Samuel Goldwyn. David O. Selznick. Roger Corman. Carl Laemmle, Jr. Category:American film studio executives. Category:American film producers.