Casey Silver

Executive, Producer, Screenwriter
Former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Pictures known for his savvy taste, talent relationships and abilitiy to shepherd projects, Casey Silver began his career in the motion picture industry as a ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1954

Filmography

Producer (6)

Leatherheads 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hidalgo 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ladder 49 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gigli 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cleo (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (2)

The Mighty 1998 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Foxes 1980 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

Former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Pictures known for his savvy taste, talent relationships and abilitiy to shepherd projects, Casey Silver began his career in the motion picture industry as a screenwriter. After serving as assistant to director Adrian Lyne on "Flashdance" (1983), he became director of development and production for Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions, where he was instrumental in the development of the original "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984). Prior to joining Universal, he served for several years as TriStar Picture's vice president of production, and was then promoted to senior vice president of production.

Relationships

Tia Silver

Wife

Sophia Silver

Daughter

Milestones

2004

Teamed with Walt Disney Studios to produce the near-epic "Hidalgo" starring Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif

2004

Again teamed with Disney to produce the firefighter action-drama "Ladder 49" starring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta

2003

First indepantant project, was the ill-fated, critically reviled box office bomb "Gigli" starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

1999

Formed Casey Silver Productions (originally known as Gone Fishin' Productions) with a first-look deal at Universal

1998

Resigned as chair of Universal Pictures after the box office bomb "Meet Joe Black" and the commercially underperforming sequel "Babe: Pig in the City"

1986

Served as chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Pictures; during his tenure the studio developed, produced and released the critically acclaimed films "Schindler’s List," "Shakespeare in Love," and "Erin Brockovich" among others

1983

Served as assistant to director Adrian Lyne on "Flashdance"

Began career working as a screenwriter in the motion picture industry

Served as TriStar Picture’s vice president of production, then moved to senior vice president of production

Became director of development and production for Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions

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