Lawrence Turman

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
After spending time working in the family textile business, Lawrence Turman entered show business as a talent agent in the 1950s. By 1960, he had formed a producing partnership with Stuart Millar that yielded the soapy ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (42)

The Bacchae 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

American History X 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pretty Poison 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Getaway 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The River Wild 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Full Moon in Blue Water 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Short Circuit 2 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mass Appeal 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Second Thoughts 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gift of Life 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Thing 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Caveman 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Walk Proud 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

First Love 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heroes 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Get Christie Love! 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Nickel Ride 1975 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Drowning Pool 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Morning After 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Great White Hope 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pretty Poison 1968 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Flim-Flam Man 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Could Go on Singing 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Best Man 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Young Doctors 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Between Two Brothers (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Get Christie Love! (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jesse (TV Show)

Executive Producer

News at Eleven (TV Show)

Executive Producer

She Lives (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Badge (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Long Way Home (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Unwed Father (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

Second Thoughts 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

After spending time working in the family textile business, Lawrence Turman entered show business as a talent agent in the 1950s. By 1960, he had formed a producing partnership with Stuart Millar that yielded the soapy "The Young Doctors" (1961) and the critically recognized political drama "The Best Man" (1964). Turman had perhaps his crowning achievement early as co-producer of Mike Nichols' seminal "The Graduate" (1967). After scoring with the film version of the Broadway drama "The Great White Hope" (1970), he entered into a prolific collaboration with fellow producer David Foster that resulted in such well regarded Broadway-based films, like "Mass Appeal" (1984) and youth films, like "Short Circuit" (1986) and "Gleaming the Cube" (1989). Joining with Emese Green, the newly formed TFG Films produced the Meryl Streep adventure film "The River Wild" (1991). That same year, Turman accepted the directorship of the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC. More recently, he and John Morrissey created a new producing entity whose first feature was "American History X" (1998), starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong.

Relationships

Laurie Berger

Wife
Divorced

Andrew Turman Director of Photography

Son
Born September 1963

Jack Turman

Father
In textile business

John Turman Screenplay

Son
Born August 1959

Suzanne Turman

Wife
Divorced Died in 1995

Peter Turman Production Assistant

Son
Born October 1965

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
graduated

Milestones

1996

Returned to TV-movies with small screen remake of "Pretty Poison" (Fox)

1996

With John Morrissey, formed Turman/Morrissey Company; briefly took over Rastar Productions

1994

Produced Meryl Streep action film, "The River Wild"

1991

Founded TFG film and TV production company with David Foster and independent producer Emese Green

1991

Named director of the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC

1986

Produced comedy hit, "Short Circuit"

1983

Directed second feature "Second Thoughts"; also scripted

1975

With David Foster, formed Turman-Foster Company (date approximate)

1973

Executive produced first TV-movie, "She Lives" (ABC)

1970

Film directing debut, "The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker"; also produced

1967

Was co-producer of "The Graduate"; earned Best Picture Oscar nomination

1967

Formed own production company, Lawrence Turman, Inc.; first feature "The Flim-Flam Man"

1964

Last film with Stuart Millar, "The Best Man"

1961

Produced first film, "The Young Doctors"

1960

With Stuart Millar, formed Millar-Turman Productions

Worked in father's texile business for five years

Began showbiz career as a talent agent with the Kurt Frings Agency

Was executive producer of TV series "Get Christie Love" (ABC)

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