Film and TV Producers in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 189 of 189

  • 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, film producer
  • 1944-06-21 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1945-08-14 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer
  • 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, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
  • 1947-12-07 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer
  • 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
  • 1949-07-28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
  • 1950-04-18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1950-12-21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
  • 1951-07-12 Brian Grazer, American film producer
  • 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 New York City

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 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
  • 1954-12-04 Tony Todd, American actor and producer
  • 1955-11-10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director
  • 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
  • 1956-09-21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • 1956-10-10 Mark Gordon, American film producer
  • 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)
  • 1958-06-22 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
  • 1960-03-15 Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • 1960-04-25 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer
  • 1960-06-07 Bill Prady, American television producer
  • 1960-07-17 Mark Burnett, English-born television producer
  • 1961-02-08 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • 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/producer (Ed, Scrubs), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1964-04-16 David Kohan, American television producer
  • 1964-06-27 Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director
  • 1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India
  • 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
  • 1967-01-07 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer and eminent actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), born in Tonk, Rajasthan
  • 1967-02-18 Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer
  • 1968-08-09 Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
  • 1968-12-15 Javid Hussain, Indian film producer
  • 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
  • 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 producer
  • 1971-01-24 Andrea Mackris, American television producer
  • 1971-03-04 Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor
  • 1971-05-26 Matt Stone, American television producer
  • 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
  • 1972-06-10 Steven Fischer, American film producer and director, born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestSeth MacFarlane

1973-10-26 Seth MacFarlane, American animator, television producer (American Dad!, Family Guy) and filmmaker (Ted), born in Kent, Connecticut

  • 1974-02-08 Seth Green, American actor and producer (Family Guy, Austin Powers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1974-04-24 Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer (Supernatural), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1974-09-29 Brian Ash, American film producer
  • 1975-06-18 Jamel Debbouze, French actor and producer
  • 1976-03-04 Sean Covel, American film producer
  • 1977-05-22 Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer
  • 1978-07-21 Josh Hartnett, American actor and movie producer, born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1979-06-24 Mindy Kaling, American actress and TV producer (The Office, The Mindy Project), born in Cambridge Massachusetts
  • 1980-02-16 Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer
  • 1980-07-15 Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
  • 1980-07-30 Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
  • 1980-09-23 Cameron Litvack, American television producer
  • 1981-02-09 Tom Hiddleston, English actor and producer (Loki in Marvel films), born in London, England
  • 1981-09-02 Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director and producer

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 101 - 128 of 128

  • 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
  • 2012-07-03 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 (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