Producer Frank Yablans first worked in motion picture sales and marketing before working his way up the corporate ladder to become president of Paramount Pictures. During his four-year tenure, the stu...
With director Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner and Robert Getchell, credited with the screenplay for the Joan Crawford biolic "Mommie Dearest"; also produced
Took up residence in East Hampton, New York
Disappeared from Hollywood, retreating to Tuscany, Italy
Produced "A Dog of Flanders", starring Jon Voight and Jack Warden
With Ted Kotcheff and Peter Gent collaborated on the screenplay for "North Dallas Forty", based on Gent's novel; also produced
Served in US Army
Was vice-president of Filmways Productions
Was COO and vice chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists
Served as president, Paramount Pictures
Appointed co-chair of Adventuress Productions, co-founded by actress Sybil Danning (date approximate)
Acted role of a goon on the radio in "The Fury"; also produced
Founded Frank Yablans Presentations Inc.
Worked as a salesman for Warner Bros. in New York, Boston, Milwaukee and Chicago
Employed as booking manager for Walt Disney Productions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Appointed vice-president of sales, Paramount Pictures; promoted to vice president of marketing then executive vice-president
First producing credit (executive producer), "Silver Streak"
Returned to feature films as executive producer of "Congo", based on the Michael Crichton novel
Producer Frank Yablans first worked in motion picture sales and marketing before working his way up the corporate ladder to become president of Paramount Pictures. During his four-year tenure, the studio released a slew of highly successful and acclaimed pictures, including "The Godfather" (1972), "Serpico" and "Paper Moon" (both 1973), and "The Godfather II", "Chinatown" and "Murder on the Orient Express" (all 1974). He then worked as an independent producer, counting among his credits movies like "Silver Streak" (1976), "The Fury" (1977, in which he also played a small role), "North Dallas Forty" (1979) and "Mommie Dearest" (1981), co-authoring the screenplays for the latter two. Tapped as chief operating officer at MGM/United Artists in 1983, Yablans instituted a massive reorganization at the ailing studio before being relieved of his duties at the Kirk Kerkorian-topped company. After nearly a decade's absence, he resurfaced as the executive producer of "Congo" (1995) and later produced "A Dog of Flanders" (lensed 1998).
daughter of writer A.E. Hotchner; together from 1979; married on August 27, 1991
mother, Ruth Edelstein
works at ICM; mother, Ruth Edelstein
born on September 16, 1959; mother, Ruth Edelstein