David Forbes

Executive
Entered the film industry with MGM in Detroit in the late 1960s and held a variety of executive marketing positions with 20th Century Fox, Rastar, Columbia Pictures and Almi Distributing Corp. during the 1970s and 80s ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1945 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Filmography

Writer (2)

Roseanne 1989 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Writer

Grace Under Fire 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

From Story
Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

Have You Heard from Johannesburg? 2010 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela 2004 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

Spectrum MoCap Executive Producer (Visual Effects Producer)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (1)

Spare Parts 2015 (Movie)

Electrical(Typewriter Repairmen ROV Team/Stanford) (Electric)
Executive (1)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

Executive Producer(U.S. Motion Capture Crew) (Executive)
Producer (1)

The Big Score 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Other (4)

Spare Parts 2015 (Movie)

Robot Consultant(Typewriter Repairmen ROV Team/Stanford) (Consultant)

Frannie's Turn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Assistant

Ghostbusters II 1989 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Ishtar 1987 (Movie)

marketing consultant(New York) (Consultant)

Biography

Entered the film industry with MGM in Detroit in the late 1960s and held a variety of executive marketing positions with 20th Century Fox, Rastar, Columbia Pictures and Almi Distributing Corp. during the 1970s and 80s. Forbes formed his own marketing firm during the 1980s and joined MGM as president of distribution and worldwide marketing in 1987, leaving to become president of distribution at Orion Pictures in 1990.

Relationships

LaJean Forbes

Wife

Kelly Forbes

Daughter

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska

Omaha , Nebraska

Milestones

1991

Announced in December that he was leaving Orion

1990

Named president of distribution, Orion Pictures in February

1989

Named president of marketing and distribution, UA Film Group

1987

Served as New York marketing consultant on "Ishtar"

1983

First credit as executive producer, "The Big Score"

1982

Joined Almi Distributing Corp as vice chairman

1980

Named vice president and assistant to the president of Columbia Pictures

1977

Left Fox to become marketing director of Rastar Productions

1976

Named national director, marketing services, 20th Century Fox

1974

Joined 20th Century Fox as director of special projects

1973

Became director of Metrovision

1968

Began career with MGM as field person in Detroit

Formed own marketing firm

Joined MGM/UA as president of distribution; also named president, worldwide marketing, MGM Film Group

Named national field coordinator at MGM studio

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