Ira Deutchman

Producer, Executive, Film professor
A champion of independent filmmaking and a devoted collaborator with some of the industry's more idiosyncratic talents (e. g., Alan Rudolph, John Sayles, Gus Van Sant Jr, Jonathan Demme), Ira Deutchman has marketed ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1953 in Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Producer (24)

For Real 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Beauty Remains 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Honeydripper 2007 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Speed of Life 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Game of Their Lives 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Way Past Cool 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Interstate 60 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lucky Ones 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killing Time 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killing Time 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Relative Evil 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Center of the World 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

54 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

All I Wanna Do 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lulu on the Bridge 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Kiss Me Guido 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Waterland 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Straight Out of Brooklyn 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miles From Home 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Matewan 1987 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Swimming to Cambodia 1987 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)
Actor (2)

Independent's Day 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Independent's Day 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Other (10)

Shadow Magic 2001 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Some of My Best Friends 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Consultant

Human Traffic 2000 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

The Dream Catcher 2000 (Movie)

producer's rep (Advisor)

The Tavern 2000 (Movie)

distribution representatives(Redeemable Features) (Other)

Roy Cohn/Jack Smith 1995 (Movie)

(Fine Line Features) (Special Thanks)

Bodies, Rest and Motion 1993 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Short Cuts 1993 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Simple Men 1992 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

To Sleep With Anger 1990 (Movie)

marketing consultant (Consultant)

Biography

A champion of independent filmmaking and a devoted collaborator with some of the industry's more idiosyncratic talents (e. g., Alan Rudolph, John Sayles, Gus Van Sant Jr, Jonathan Demme), Ira Deutchman has marketed motion pictures for over two decades. Even as an undergrad at Northwestern University, the future producer was involved in the marketing for the Midwest premiere of John Cassavetes' "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974). Deutchman went on to jobs at United Artists Classics, Films Inc. and Cinema 5 Ltd. where he marketed a number of high-profile foreign films and American independent features.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

Milestones

2000

Announced formation of StudioNext, a digital production and Internet streaming technology firm

1998

Served as a producer on "54"

1997

Co-produced "Kiss Me, Guido"

1995

Left Fine Line; became president of Redeemable Features, a NYC-based production company for film and TV projects

1994

Joined forces with Alan Rudolph for the first time to executive produce "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"

1991

Executive produced "Straight Out of Brooklyn"

1987

Was co-executive producer of "Swimming to Cambodia"

1975

Began working in film marketing

1975

Involved in the marketing for John Cassavetes' "A Woman Under the Influence" while still a college student (date approximate)

Worked at United Artists, Films Inc. and Cinema 5 Ltd.

As president of The Deutchman Company, he provided marketing consulting services for such films as "sex, lies, and videotape", "To Sleep With Anger" and "Metropolitan"

Served as Senior Vice President of New Line Cinema Corporation, Fine Line's parent company

Founded and served as president of Fine Line Features; acquired and released over 60 titles; produced numerous films

Co-founded and served as president of marketing and distribution for Cinecom Entertainment Group

Bonus Trivia

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As an adjunct professor in the Film Division of Columbia University, Deutchman ha taught finance and distribution.

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