Denise Di Novi

Producer, Associate producer, Unit publicist
Producer of offbeat Hollywood hits best known for her association with director Tim Burton. Di Novi began as a print copy editor and segued to on-air reporting and film criticism for "City-TV" in Canada. She entered ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1955 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (41)

Danny Collins 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Focus 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

If I Stay 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

You're Not You 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lucky One 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ramona and Beezus 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nights in Rodanthe 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Catwoman 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

New York Minute 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The District 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

What a Girl Wants 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Walk to Remember 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happy Campers 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The 70s 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Almost Heroes 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cabin Boy 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Meet the Applegates 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heathers 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Going Berserk 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Au nom de tous les Miens 1982 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Eloise at Christmastime (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Eloise at the Plaza (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Larklight (Movie)

(Producer)

Neverwhere (TV Show)

Producer
Executive (1)

Fraternity Vacation 1985 (Movie)

(Production Executive)
Other (2)

Of Unknown Origin 1983 (Movie)

(to George Pan Cosmatos) (Assistant)

Videodrome 1983 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Biography

Producer of offbeat Hollywood hits best known for her association with director Tim Burton. Di Novi began as a print copy editor and segued to on-air reporting and film criticism for "City-TV" in Canada. She entered film in 1980 as a unit publicist on a Canadian feature, "Final Assignment". That year, she also joined Filmplan International, a Canadian production company, where she worked in various capacities. Di Novi moved to Los Angeles and received an associate producer credit on "Going Beserk" (1983), a raucous comedy starring John Candy. She next joined New World Pictures as vice president in charge of production. Di Novi received her first full producer credit on the teen black comedy "Heathers" (1989). She then joined forces with eccentric film stylist Tim Burton as head of his production company and subsequently produced "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), the successful sequel "Batman Returns" (1992) and "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993), a macabre animated fantasy. In 1992 Di Novi left Burton's company to form her own Di Novi Pictures in conjunction with Columbia.

Relationships

Christopher Taylor

Husband

EDUCATION

Simmons College

Boston , Massachusetts

Simmons College

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

2002

Served as producer of "A Walk to Remember", based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks

2001

Was a producer of "Original Sin", featuring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie

2000

Executive produced the NBC miniseries "The 70's"

2000

Served as executive producer of "The District" (CBS)

1999

Was producer of "Message in a Bottle", based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks

1992

Founded Di Novi Pictures, in association with Columbia Pictures

1990

First collaboration with director Tim Burton, "Edward Scissorhands"

1989

First film as producer, "Heathers"; first film with director Michael Lehmann and screenwriter Daniel Waters

1985

Served as vice president of production for New World Pictures

1983

Feature debut as an associate producer, "Going Beserk"

1983

Moved to L.A.

1980

Served in various production capacities for Filmplan International

1980

First film credit, as unit publicist for "Final Assignment"

Served as an on-air reporter and film critic for "City-TV" in Canada

Worked as a copy editor for "The National Observer"

Served as head of Tim Burton Productions

Worked as a staff writer for "Canada AM"

Worked with Arnold Kopelson's Film Packages

Signed deal with Turner Pictures; when Turner merged with Warner Bros. in 1997, Di Novi's company was based there

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