David V. Picker

Producer, Executive
David V Picker has spent more than forty years in the film business, working his way up from the publicity department to the executive suites at United Artists during a 15-year tenure with the company. He has also held ... Read more »
Born: 05/13/1931 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (33)

Children Will Listen 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Back to the Secret Garden 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fidel 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

David Copperfield 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Aftershock: Earthquake in New York 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

P.T. Barnum 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Crucible 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Saint of Fort Washington 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Leap of Faith 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Traces of Red 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Traces of Red 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Livin' Large 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stella 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Steven Wright in the Appointments of Dennis Jennings 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Leader of the Band 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beat Street 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Goodbye People 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man With Two Brains 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bloodline 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Jerk 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Oliver's Story 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

The One and Only 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Royal Flash 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Smile 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Juggernaut 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lenny 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rear Window (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Temptations (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Other (2)

Arli$$ 1996 - 1998, 2002 (Tv Show)

Consultant

Biography

David V Picker has spent more than forty years in the film business, working his way up from the publicity department to the executive suites at United Artists during a 15-year tenure with the company. He has also held executive posts at both Paramount and Columbia. Between his corporate stints and after his days behind the desks of power waned, Picker served as producer or executive producer on varied projects, ranging from biopics to crowd-pleasing comedies to strong dramatic fare.

Relationships

Jean Firstenberg

Sister
director of the American Film Institute

Eugene Picker

Father
worked for Loew's Theatres

Caryn Picker

Daughter
worked at Miramax

Arnold Picker

Uncle

EDUCATION

Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire 1953

Milestones

1999

Was an executive producer of the Emmy-nominated miniseries "P.T. Barnum" (A&E)

1998

Served as one of the executive producers of the Emmy-nominated miniseries "The Temptations"

1997

Named president of Worldwide Production at Hallmark Entertainment

1996

With Robert Miller, produced "The Crucible"

1990

Produced Bette Midler vehicle, "Stella"

1987

Was president and COO at Columbia Pictures

1984

Joined Harry Belafonte to produce "Beat Street"

1979

Produced "The Jerk"

1978

Was president of feature films fat Lorimar

1978

Produced "Oliver's Story"

1976

Became president of motion picture division, Paramount

1974

Was executive producer of "Juggernaut" and "Lenny"

1973

Left UA to open own production company

1968

Became vice president at UA

1961

Became assistant to president, UA

1956

Was hired in advertising and publicity department of United Artists (UA)

Rose through the ranks to become executive vice president of UA Records, 1st vice president of UA and eventually president of UA

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