Michael Barnathan

Michael Barnathan is a very successful film producer and a partner in the production company 1492 Pictures, founded by Chris Columbus--hence its exploratory title. Barnathan, an NYU Tisch School grad, began honing his ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (30)

The Young Messiah 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

3 2012 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Help 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rent 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Christmas with the Kranks 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monkeybone 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bicentennial Man 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

For the People 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Home Fires 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Uncle Tom's Cabin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Stranger on My Land (TV Show)

Producer

The Kennedys of Massachusetts (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Unholy Matrimony (TV Show)

Producer
Executive (4)

Phantom of the Opera 1986 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Production Executive

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive in Charge of Production

Anything to Survive (TV Show)

Production Executive

The Girl Who Came Between Them (TV Show)

Executive

Biography

Michael Barnathan is a very successful film producer and a partner in the production company 1492 Pictures, founded by Chris Columbus--hence its exploratory title. Barnathan, an NYU Tisch School grad, began honing his producing skills in the early '80s under producer Edgar Scherick, and by the latter half of the decade was working on several TV movies as a producer in his own right, culminating in an Emmy nomination for the mini-series "The Kennedys of Massachusetts" in 1990. 1492 Pictures was formed in the mid-'90s, and their first effort was the Hugh Grant-Julianne Moore romantic comedy, "Nine Months," which was directed by Columbus; its impressive box office stats were a very promising sign of things to come. With the exception of the occasional bomb--most notably the 1999 Robin Williams fantasy pic "Bicentennial Man"--1492 has been fulfilling the desires of audiences, particularly with their launch of the family friendly adventure "Harry Potter" franchise, on which Barnathan served as executive producer. In 2005, Barnathan and 1492 contributed to the superhero blockbuster "Fantastic Four," and then in 2006, they launched the far quirkier comedy franchise "Night at the Museum," which was followed by its sequel, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," in 2009. In 2011, Barnathan, Columbus, and company went in a far more serious direction with their adaptation of the popular Kathryn Stockett novel "The Help," about a high society southern woman who interviews and bonds with her community's black domestic workers.

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