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Menahem Golan
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Orion Pictures
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Locarno International Film Festival...
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Marlon Brando
(Movies & TV)
United Artists
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Universal Studios
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Francis Ford Coppola
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Mike Medavoy

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Mike Medavoy

American film producer and executive, co-founder of Orion Pictures , former chairman of TriStar Pictures, former head of production for United Artists and current chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (62%), Switzerland (5%), Israel (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Menahem Golan, Orion Pictures, Locarno International Film Festival

Linked to: Orion Pictures, General Artists Corporation, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

 

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Mike Medavoy was born in 1941 add something


1947

Medavoy lived in Chile from 1947 to 1957, where he learned to speak Spanish fluently add something


1964

Medavoy began his career at Universal Studios in 1964 add something


1965

In 1965 he became an agent at the General Artists Corporation and later moving into the vice president position of the Creative Management Agency add something


1967

Later he joined Creative Management as its vice president of the motion picture department in 1967 add something


1970

There, he worked with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola amongst others and headed to IFA in 1970 add something


1974

In 1974, United Artists brought Medavoy in as senior vice president of production add something


1975

There, he was part of the team responsible for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Rocky", and "Annie Hall", which won best Pictures Oscars® in 1975, 1976 and 1977 respectively add something


1978

In 1978, Medavoy co-founded Orion Pictures add something


1980

Patricia Duff - She was married to Washington, D.C. attorney Daniel Duff from 1980 to 1985, and to Orion Pictures and later TriStar Pictures CEO Mike Medavoy from 1986 to 1994


1984

In 1984, Medavoy was Co-Finance Chair of the Gary Hart campaign add something


1989

Hook (film) - By 1989, Ian Rathbone changed the title of "Peter Pan" to "Hook", and took it from Paramount to TriStar Pictures, headed by Mike Medavoy, who was Spielberg's first talent agent


1996

Showtime (TV channel) - On March 5, 1996, Showtime announced a seven-year output deal with Phoenix Pictures, broadcasting that studio's titles released between 1996 and 2002


2007

Marlon Brando - In 2007, a 165-minute biopic of Brando, "Brando: The Documentary", produced by Mike Medavoy for Turner Classic Movies, was released


2008

In 2008, he supported Barack Obama's candidacy and his wife, Irena, served as the Co-Finance Chair of the campaign add something

 

Juliet Landau - Landau is a member of The Actors Studio and as recently as of 2008 was being mentored by Mike Medavoy


2009

In 2009, Mike published "American Idol After Iraq; Competing for Hearts and Minds in the Global Media Age," with co-author Nathan Gardels, editor of the "National Political Quarterly" add something

 

Phoenixpictures.com, 9 September 2009 add something


2011

Also in 2011, Medavoy announced his collaboration with The Shanghai Film Group to create both a feature film and six-hour miniseries add something

 

In 2011, Medavoy announced his newest project surrounding the 2010 Chilean mining accident that left 33 men trapped underground for 69 days add something

 

Locarno International Film Festival - Wishing to highlight a key figure in film, and to salute their courage, their ability to take a risk and support auteurs, with this Award the Locarno Festival has already paid tribute to the work of such renowned producers as Paulo Branco, Ruth Waldburger, Karl Baumgartner, Jeremy Thomas, the French collective Agat Films & Cie, Lita Stantic, Christine Vachon, Martine Marignac, Menahem Golan and, in 2011, Mike Medavoy


2014

Locarno International Film Festival - Wishing to highlight key figures in film and salute their courage and their ability to take a risk supporting auteurs, the Locarno Festival has already paid tribute with this *award to the work of such renowned producers as Paulo Branco, Ruth Waldburger, Karl Baumgartner, Jeremy Thomas, the French collective Agat Films & Cie, Lita Stantic, Christine Vachon, Martine Marignac, Menahem Golan Mike Medavoy, Margaret_Ménégoz, and, in 2014, Nansun Shi


2015

In 2015, it was announced that he and Eric Esrailian are producing "The Promise" starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale add something