Film and TV Producers in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 218

  • 1935-11-27 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer (1st producer of Doctor Who, The Naked Civil Servant), born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1935-12-27 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 1936-01-16 Michael White, British theater & film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • 1936-12-25 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant Ivory - Remains of the Day), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1937-01-03 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-01-04 Dyan Cannon [Samile Diane Friesen], American actress, director and producer (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1937-12-13 Rob Houwer, Dutch director and producer and actor (OK, Professor Columbus), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1939-02-14 Michael Rudman, English theater director and producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • 1939-07-30 Peter Bogdanovich, American director and producer (Last Picture Show), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1940-12-30 James Burrows, TV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
  • 1941-02-25 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film producer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-07-10 Jake Eberts, film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1942-09-20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb), born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England
  • 1943-01-02 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • 1943-02-14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-03-20 Paul Junger Witt, American TV producer
  • 1943-03-28 Mike Newell, English director and producer (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck), born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • 1943-10-29 Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1943-12-16 Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1944-06-21 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1945-12-12 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • 1946-10-27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • 1947-04-15 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • 1947-07-10 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • 1947-07-19 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, born in Chingford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1947-12-07 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1948-05-08 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • 1949-04-11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1949-04-15 Craig Zadan, American film producer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949-07-27 Jeremy Thomas, British film producer and actor (Family Life), born in London
  • 1949-07-28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer (Braveheart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1950-04-18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer (High School Musical trilogy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1950-12-21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-07-12 Brian Grazer, American film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-09-05 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri

Person of interestHarvey Weinstein

1952-03-19 Harvey Weinstein, American film producer (Miramax), accused of sexual abuse which helped spark the #MeToo movement, born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 1952-06-05 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1953-02-09 Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
  • 1953-02-15 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1953-03-30 Cydney Bernard, American film producer
  • 1953-05-11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)

Person of interestKathleen Kennedy

1953-06-05 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park) President of Lucasfilm (2012-), born in Berkeley, California

Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • 1954-05-10 Jeff Apple, American film producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954-12-04 Tony Todd, American actor and producer (Platoon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955-11-10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1956-04-04 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer (Picket Fences, Chicago Hope), born in Waterville, Maine
  • 1956-06-14 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1956-09-21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • 1956-10-10 Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1956-10-13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1957-05-07 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 1994)
  • 1957-10-17 Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof, Django Unchained, An Inconvenient Truth), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1957-12-29 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1958-02-11 Michael Jackson, British television producer & executive (BBC2), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1958-06-22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958-07-14 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • 1958-07-28 Michael Hitchcock, American actor (Best in Show) and television producer (Glee), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1959-05-02 Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1959-05-26 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • 1959-08-29 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor and producer (Ninne Pelladata), born in Madras, India
  • 1960-03-15 Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • 1960-04-25 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer (Seed), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960-06-07 Bill Prady, American television producer
  • 1960-07-17 Mark Burnett, British television producer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1961-02-08 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • 1961-07-19 Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-08-13 Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer (Khel – No Ordinary Game), born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
  • 1962-03-11 Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
  • 1962-08-28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963-04-02 Karl Beattie, English television director and producer (Most Haunted), born in Guildford, Surrey

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

1963-08-13 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), born in Sivakasi, Madras State (d. 2018)

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 1963-09-10 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer (d. 1996)
  • 1963-10-26 Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1964-04-16 David Kohan, American television producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1964-06-27 Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director, born in Doorwerth, Netherlands

Person of interestAamir Khan

1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India

Actor and Director Aamir Khan
Actor and Director
Aamir Khan
  • 1965-07-26 Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer (Entourage, Serendipity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-11-22 Peter Safran, British-born American film producer and talent agent
  • 1967-01-05 J. H. Wyman, American film producer & director (Almost Human), born in Oakland, California
  • 1967-01-07 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), born in Jaipur, India
  • 1967-02-18 Tracey Edmonds, American film & television producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968-08-09 Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
  • 1968-12-15 Javid Hussain, Indian film producer
  • 1969-06-08 Marcos Siega, American director and producer (The Vampire Diaries), born in New York City
  • 1969-09-15 Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director and producer
  • 1969-10-22 Spike Jonze [Adam Spiegel], American director and film producer (Her, Three Kings, Where the Wild Things Are), born in Rockville, Maryland

Person of interestShonda Rhimes

1970-01-13 Shonda Rhimes, American television producer and series creator (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes
TV Producer
Shonda Rhimes
  • 1970-03-13 Tim Story, American film director and producer (The Story Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-05-23 Nanette Burstein, American director and producer
  • 1970-08-09 Thomas Lennon, American actor and producer (Night at the Museum, Memento), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-11-07 Morgan Spurlock, American director and documentary producer (Super Size Me), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1971-01-24 Andrea Mackris, American television producer, born in Missouri, United States
  • 1971-03-04 Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor
  • 1971-05-26 Matt Stone, American actor, animator and producer (South Park, The Book of Mormon), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1971-09-08 David Arquette, American actor, director and producer (Scream, Kiss & Tell), born in Winchester, Virginia
  • 1971-11-11 Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2004-04-14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • 2004-06-26 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-07-23 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), dies at 71
  • 2004-09-30 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • 2005-03-07 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), dies at 54
  • 2005-03-25 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2005-10-22 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • 2005-11-11 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), dies at 75
  • 2005-12-04 Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b.1963)
  • 2005-12-12 Robert F. Newmyer, American film producer (b. 1946)
  • 2006-03-27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2006-06-14 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • 2006-06-23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • 2007-01-04 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-10 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 94
  • 2007-08-07 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • 2007-08-24 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), dies of cancer at 64
  • 2007-11-22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2008-01-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2008-05-28 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • 2008-07-03 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (b. 1925)
  • 2008-08-11 Sir William "Bill" Cotton, British television producer and executive (Noel Gay TV), dies at 80
  • 2009-01-25 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • 2009-05-17 Jung Seung-hye, South Korean film producer (b. 1965)
  • 2009-07-31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2010-05-31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • 2010-06-30 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80
  • 2010-11-10 Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2010-11-11 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • 2010-11-29 Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2010-12-05 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • 2011-01-24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, dies at 61
  • 2011-12-03 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, dies at 88
  • 2012-04-20 Peter Carsten, German actor and film producer actor (A Study in Terror, Mr Super Invisible), dies at 83
  • 2012-07-03 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2012-07-13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award winning film producer, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2012-08-19 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), commits suicide at 68
  • 2012-09-06 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2013-01-21 Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • 2014-11-14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • 2015-06-05 Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), dies at 87
  • 2016-04-12 David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62
  • 2016-09-28 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live, All My Children), dies at 93
  • 2017-05-14 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer (Sopranos), Chairman of Paramount Pictures, dies of cancer at 59
  • 2017-09-02 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), dies at 90

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

2018-02-24 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 2018-03-05 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86
  • 2018-04-01 Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, dies at 74
  • 2018-11-02 Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, dies at 91
  • 2019-02-21 Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain , Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), dies at 94
  • 2020-04-29 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), dies of cancer at 53