Herb Jaffe

Executive, Producer, Literary agent
Former press agent who joined MCA's fledgling TV division as a talent agent, before forming his own literary agency. After representing television writers Paddy Chayefsky and Reginald Rose as well as novelists Joseph ... Read more »
Born: 05/20/1921 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

Fright Night II 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dudes 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pass the Ammo 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Trading Hearts 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Maid to Order 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nightflyers 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Three For the Road 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fright Night 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Little Treasure 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lords of Discipline 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jinxed! 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Motel Hell 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Those Lips Those Eyes 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Time After Time 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Who'll Stop the Rain? 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Demon Seed 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wind and the Lion 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Former press agent who joined MCA's fledgling TV division as a talent agent, before forming his own literary agency. After representing television writers Paddy Chayefsky and Reginald Rose as well as novelists Joseph Heller and Philip Roth during the 1950s and 60s, Jaffe sold his agency to join United Artists in 1965 as a production vice president. There he became head of worldwide production, leaving in 1973 to enter independent production. Under his tenure, UA released "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) and "Last Tango in Paris" (1973). As an independent producer Jaffe's first feature was John Milius' romantic adventure "The Wind and the Lion" (1975); he subsequently produced "Demon Seed" (1977), "Who'll Stop the Rain" (1978), "Jinxed" (1982) and "Fright Night" (1985) and its 1988 sequel. Jaffe also produced "Time After Time" (1979) on which his son Stephen-Charles Jaffe served as associate producer, and served as executive producer on "Those Lips, Those Eyes" (1980), which his son produced.

Relationships

Nel Jaffe

Wife

Robert Jaffe

Son

Stephen-Charles Jaffe

Son

EDUCATION

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

Columbia University

New York, New York

Milestones

1973

Entered independent motion picture production

1969

Promoted to vice president, worldwide production, United Artists

1966

Became vice president, west coast operations

1965

Sold Herb Jaffe Associates to Ashley-Steiner-Famous Artists Inc.

1965

Joined Ray Stark at Seven Arts as vice president (date approximate)

1965

Named vice president of production, United Artists

1957

Formed Herb Jaffe Associates; represented Paddy Chayefsky, Reginald Rose, Philip Roth, Joseph Heller and Margaret Bourke-White

1951

Joined MCA as a talent agent in the personal appearance and TV division (date approximate)

1949

First industry job as a press agent with Friedberg & Katz in New York promoting the Italian film, "The Bicycle Thief" (date approximate)

Named Eastern sales manager, Motion Picture for Television

Became a sales executive with MCA-TV Ltd in the syndicated film division

Became president, TVO Productions Inc.

Served in the Air Force during WWII

Joined Offical Films as vice president and sales manager

Briefly was president of Rastar Pictures

Grew up in Brooklyn

Returned to independent production

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