Michael Nathanson

Executive, Producer
Michael Nathanson, president and chief operating officer of MGM Pictures, began his entertainment career at NBC Sports in NYC and moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to launch his career in film, working first as a production ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (15)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Joyful Noise 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bogus 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Carpool 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Copycat 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Empire Records 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)
Executive (5)

Mortdecai 2015 (Movie)

Co-President(Oddlot Entertainment) (Operations)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

Co-President(Oddlot Entertainment) (Executive)

Ender's Game 2013 (Movie)

Co-President(Oddlot Entertainment) (Executive)

Flatliners 1990 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension 1984 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)

Biography

Michael Nathanson, president and chief operating officer of MGM Pictures, began his entertainment career at NBC Sports in NYC and moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to launch his career in film, working first as a production assistant on such features as "The Deep" and "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger" (both 1977). After stints as a vice-president of production at MBM/UA, Sherwood Productions and Warner Bros., he was appointed president of the motion picture division of Gladden Entertainment Corporation. By 1987, Nathanson had joined Columbia Pictures where he rose through the executive ranks to the position of executive vice president of production. Responsible for all aspects of production, including development, casting and overseeing Columbia's creative-executive staff, he was a principal force shepherding to the screen such acclaimed and prize-winning features as "Awakenings" (1990), "The Prince of Tides" (1991), "Boyz N the Hood" (1991), "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "A League of Their Own" (1992), "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) and "Groundhog Day" (1993).

Relationships

Diana Nathanson

Wife

Carla Nathanson

Sister

Edward Nathanson

Father
died of complications from lung cancer in June 1997

Edith Nathanson

Mother

Olivia Nathanson

Daughter
born on July 18, 1992

Charles Nathanson

Son
born on March 26, 1997

Nicholas Nathanson

Son
born on May 2, 1994

Laura Nathanson

Sister
vice president at Fox

Milestones

1997

With Arnon Milchan and Curtis Hanson, produced the acclaimed "L.A. Confidential"; became first film to receive the Best Picture award from every major film critics group

1997

Became president and COO of the film unit at MGM/UA Studios

1995

Promoted to chairman and CEO at New Regency

1994

Left Columbia to become president and CEO of New Regency Productions

1993

Assumed post of corporate executive vice-president at Columbia

1989

Named president of worldwide production at Columbia Pictures

1987

Appointed executive vice president of production at Columbia Pictures

1984

First feature credit, as executive in charge of production on "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension"

1977

Served as production assistant to Peter Guber on "The Deep"

1976

Moved to Los Angeles and began his motion picture career with Columbia

Started his entertainment career at NBC Sports in NYC

Appointed vice president of production at MGM/UA

Joined Sherwood Productions as vice president of production

Served as vice president of production at Warner Bros.

Was president of the motion picture division of Gladden Entertainment Corporation

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