Cary Brokaw

Producer, Distributor, Executive
Born and raised in Southern California, Cary Brokaw began his career as a marketing trainee at 20th Century Fox after earning an MBA from UCLA. Moving quickly through the ranks at Fox, he spent a year as director of ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (41)

Lullaby 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lullaby 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Courier 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Resident 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sex and Death 101 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mindhunters 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Closer 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Merchant of Venice 2004 (Movie)

(Avenue Pictures) (Producer)

Normal 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Get Well Soon 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Timeshifters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wayward Son 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Voices From a Locked Room 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Stranger in Town 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Restoration 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Player 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Object of Beauty 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

After Dark, My Sweet 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cold Feet 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Signs of Life 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pascali's Island 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sweet Lies 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Slam Dance 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Down By Law 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nobody's Fool 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Angels in America (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Finding Graceland (TV Show)

Producer

In the Eyes of a Stranger (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Path To War (TV Show)

Executive Producer

See Jane Run (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Tell Me No Secrets (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Two Mothers For Zachary (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wit (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Born and raised in Southern California, Cary Brokaw began his career as a marketing trainee at 20th Century Fox after earning an MBA from UCLA. Moving quickly through the ranks at Fox, he spent a year as director of acquisitions before being named as manager of the studio's eastern division. In 1981, Brokaw joined movie emporium operator Cineplex Odeon Corporation as an executive vice president. After two years, though, he moved over to the presidency of Island Alive Releasing where he oversaw the distribution of films like "El Norte" (1983).

Relationships

Shirley Struble

Mother

Robert Brokaw

Father
born in 1922 died in February 1997 at age 74

Julia Brokaw

Daughter
born on February 7, 1990

Kristin Brokaw

Daughter
born on May 11, 1982

Laura Brokaw

Daughter
born on January 19, 1985

Kenneth Brokaw

Brother
born on April 4, 1953

Christine Schleicher

Wife
born on April 27, 1951

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, California 1973

School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1976

Milestones

2004

Was one of the producers of "Mindhunters" directed by Renny Harlin

2004

Produced "Closer" with Mike Nichols, which starred Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen and is based on the play by Patrick Marber; film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama)

2003

Executive Produced the award winning "Angels in America" an HBO movie based on the play by Tony Kushner

2002

Was an executive producer on the HBO period drama "Path to War" a behind-the-scenes look at the Johnson White House during the Vietnam War

2001

With Mike Nichols, executive produced the HBO adaptation of "Wit"; won Emmy Award

1999

Served as producer of "Wayward Son"; screened at Toronto Film Festival

1997

Was the executive producer of the controversial HBO original, "Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing"

1996

Executive produced the CBS movie "Two Mothers for Zachary"

1995

Was producer on "Restoration" and "Voices From a Locked Room"

1994

Was executive producer of "Amelia Earhart: Her Final Flight", a TNT original movie

1993

Produced "Short Cuts", directed by Robert Altman

1992

First TV-movie as executive producer, "In the Eyes of a Stranger" (CBS)

1992

Served as executive producer on the acclaimed independent film "American Heart" and on the Oscar-nominated Best Picture "The Player"

1991

Founded Avenue Pictures; served as president and CEO

1989

Executive produced "Drugstore Cowboy", helmed by Gus Van Sant

1987

Formed Avenue Entertainment Pictures with Michael Eliasberg in May; named chair and CEO

1985

Named co-chair, president and chief operating officer of Island Pictures

1985

First film as executive producer, "Trouble in Mind"

1976

Was a marketing trainee at 20th Century Fox

Moved to Island Alive Releasing as president

Made director of acquisitions at 20th Century Fox

Joined Cineplex Odeon Corp. as executive vice president

Served as director of special projects at Fox

Served as president of Island Alive

Raised in Southern California

Named as manager of the Eastern Division of Fox

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