Fred Zollo

Producer, Director
The producer of more than 50 plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in London, Frederick M. Zollo moved into feature films in 1988, and has since produced or executive produced such motion pictures as "Mississippi Burning" ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Producer (20)

Little Rootie Tootie 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Greetings From Tim Buckley 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Little Fugitive 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Could Be Worse! 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Civil Action 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lansky 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Big Dream, Small Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sex and the Other Man 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Naked in New York 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Music of Chance 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

In Search of Our Fathers 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Miles From Home 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Gloaming (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Biography

The producer of more than 50 plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in London, Frederick M. Zollo moved into feature films in 1988, and has since produced or executive produced such motion pictures as "Mississippi Burning" (1988), "The Paper" (1984), and "Quiz Show" (1994). His theatre work has received more than two dozen Tony Awards nominations, including best play nominations for Marsha Norman's "'night Mother" starring Kathy Bates (1983), and David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" (1984). Zollo also produced Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" starring Al Pacino (1972), as well as the original New York production of Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond" (1977). He produced the 1977 revival of "Guys and Dolls," and Zollo was connected with August Wilson during the early stages of Wilson's illustrious career, producing "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and has also been associated with actor/writer Eric Bogosian for "Funhouse" Off-Broadway, as well as producing and directing Bogosian's "Talk Radio," and his feature film "sex, drugs and rock 'n roll" (1991). He won an OBIE for producing "Aven' U Boys" Off-Broadway in 1992. Zollo launched the London production of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". Zollo plunged into feature films in 1988 with "Miles From Home," the dysfunctional family story from Gary Sinise. That same year came "Mississippi Burning," which was criticized for depicting the story of FBI agents investigating the murders of civil rights workers Chaney, Schwermer and Goodman with virtually no African American characters depicted. Nevertheless, Zollo pressed on. He produced Rob Howard's 1994 melodrama about a daily newspaper, "The Paper" and, that same year, joined with Martin Scorsese in presenting Daniel Algrant's film directorial debut, "Naked in New York". Also in 1994, Zollo was executive producer on "Quiz Show," Robert Redford's investigation into the game show scandals of the late 50s. Zollo returned to the milieu of civil rights in 1996, producing Rob Reiner's look into the eventual conviction of Byron De la Beckwith for the murder of Medgar Evers with "The Ghosts of Mississippi". Zollo dipped into TV in 1996 as well, executive producing "Big Dream, Small Screen" (PBS), the story of Philo Farnsworth and the invention of the mechanics of the medium. He also executive produced "In the Gloaming," the 1997 directorial debut of Christopher Reeves, which dealt with a son with AIDS coming home to his family to get to know them before he dies.

Relationships

Barbara Broccoli

Wife
married December 24, 1991 in Beverly Hills, CA daughter of Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli producer of James Bond films

Albert Broccoli

Father-In-Law

EDUCATION

Woburn High School

Woburn , Massachusetts 1971
classmates included producer Nick Paleologos and Eric Bogosian

Brandeis University

Waltham , Massachusetts

London School of Economics

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1997

Moved into TV productions with "In the Gloaming" (HBO)

1994

Was executive producer of "Quiz Show"

1991

Produced "sex, drugs and rock n' roll"

1988

Produced first feature films, "Mississippi Burning" and "Miles From Home"

1984

Produced David Rabe's "Hurlyburly"

1977

Produced revival of "Guys and Dolls" for Broadway

1972

Produced David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pablo Hummel"

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