Marc Platt

Executive, Attorney
A former attorney who achieved executive status at RKO before taking on Mike Medavoy's job at Orion when the latter moved to TriStar. While at Orion Platt was responsible for the development of such features as ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1957 in Pikesville, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Producer (35)

Bridge of Spies 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lost River 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ricki and the Flash 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Song One 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

We'll Never Have Paris 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Into the Woods 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Winter's Tale 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

2 Guns 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Evidence 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mockingbird 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Drive 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Other Woman 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Charlie St. Cloud 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Honey 2 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Taking the Stage 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Legally Blondes 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nine 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rachel Getting Married 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wanted 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Path to 9/11 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Seeker 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Empire Falls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Happy Endings 2005 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Perfect Man 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Honey 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

MDs 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Josie and the Pussycats 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Campus Man 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Grease Live (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Once Upon a Mattress (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A former attorney who achieved executive status at RKO before taking on Mike Medavoy's job at Orion when the latter moved to TriStar. While at Orion Platt was responsible for the development of such features as "Mermaids" (1990), "Silence of the Lambs" and "Little Man Tate" (both 1991). He also played a hand in developing the box-office smash "The Addams Family" (1991) which was made by Orion but released by Paramount in the US and Columbia-TriStar abroad. Platt's move to TriStar as president of TriStar Pictures reunited him with Medavoy, who as chairman, oversaw distribution and marketing while his right-hand man Platt handled production and international affairs. Medavoy left TriStar in 1994, but Platt remained until July 1996, when he was replaced by Robert Cooper. Within one month, however, Platt had joined Universal Pictures as president of production, a post he held until April 1998.

Relationships

Julie Platt

Wife
Attended the University of Pennsylvania together mother of his five children

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1979

Milestones

2008

Produced the family drama "Rachel Getting Married"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Feature

2006

Executive produced the two-part docudrama "The Path to 9/11" (ABC)

2005

Produced the two-part mini-series "Empire Falls" that aired on HBO

2003

Producer the Broadway hit musical "Wicked" with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman

2001

Executive produced "Legally Blonde" (2001) starring Reese Witherspoon and it's sequel "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" (2003)

1998

Signed production deal with Universal

1998

Left Universal in April, reportedly after clashing with motion picture group chief Casey Silver

1996

Left position as president of TriStar in July

1996

Named president of production at Universal Pictures in August

1992

Became president of TriStar Pictures

1990

Named president of production of Orion on February 20

1987

Joined Orion as vice president for production

Began career as an entertainment attorney in New York

Formed his own production company, Marc Platt Productions

Served as vice president of production for RKO Pictures

Worked with agent Sam Cohn at ICM in New York

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with dancer Marc Platt (b. 1913), who worked on Broadway and appeared in several films of the 1940s and 50s including "Tonight and Every Night" (1945), "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954), and "Oklahoma" (1955).

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