David Kirkpatrick

Executive, Producer, Screenwriter
Motion picture executive who cut his administrative teeth with Paramount beginning in the 1970s and who, despite his occasionally accepting positions with other companies, has always returned to the firm where he got ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (11)

National Lampoon's Barely Legal 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Whole Shebang 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bruno 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Opposite of Sex 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Night 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rasputin (Hbo) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Let It Be Me (TV Show)

Producer

The Substitute (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Motion picture executive who cut his administrative teeth with Paramount beginning in the 1970s and who, despite his occasionally accepting positions with other companies, has always returned to the firm where he got his start. Becoming a story analyst for Paramount after his screenplay for "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase" (1976) was produced, Kirkpatrick first gained executive experience during a brief tenure with United Artists. Upon returning to Paramount in 1982, his career really took off with a series of increasingly important positions, but again it was positions with the Weintraub Entertainment Group and several branches of the Disney company before Kirkpatrick became president of a company's motion picture division. After assuming a like position at Paramount for several years (during which he had a hand in such features as "Regarding Henry", "Dead Again" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country", all 1991), he entered into a deal with Paramount to produce his own films.

EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California

Milestones

1991

Entered into an exclusive three-year producing deal with Paramount in late November

1989

Resigned from his position at Weintraub

1987

Appointed president of the motion picture division of the Weintraub Entertainment Group

1985

Named executive vice president, production

1984

Promoted to vice president, production

1982

Returned to Paramount as executive director of production

1979

Joined Paramount Pictures as an analyst in their story department

1976

Wrote screenplay for "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase", produced by New World Pictures

Served as president of Paramount's motion picture group from September 25, 1990 until November 1, 1991

Held similar positions at Walt Disney and Touchstone Pictures

Left Paramount to head Sidney Beckerman's production company at United Artists

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