Midge Sanford

Producer, Elementary school teacher
Best known for her work alongside Sarah Pillsbury as the production team of Sanford/Pillsbury, Midge Sanford has proven a successful producer of independents, seeking out and developing films with both critical and ... Read more »
Born: in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

The Color of Water 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Quid Pro Quo 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nailed 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Tic Code 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Joyriders 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Love Letter 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

How to Make An American Quilt 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Field 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Immediate Family 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Home Again 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

River's Edge 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Producer

Letter to My Killer (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Seeds of Tragedy (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Counterfeit Contessa (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Best known for her work alongside Sarah Pillsbury as the production team of Sanford/Pillsbury, Midge Sanford has proven a successful producer of independents, seeking out and developing films with both critical and popular appeal. A former elementary school teacher, she joined New American Cinema in 1978 as a story analyst. After moving up to story editor, and eventually associate producer, Sanford met up with Sarah Pillsbury and the two became partners in 1980, with an option on "Eight Men Out" (a film that would not be completed and released for eight years). In 1982 they formed their production company and over the years have emerged as one of the leading independent production teams, working on compelling character-driven projects. In 1995 they secured a first look deal with DreamWorks SKG that led to the 1999 releases "The Love Letter" and "The Joyriders".

Relationships

Peter Broderick

Husband
president of Next Wave Films married on December 31, 2000 in Santa Monica, California

Kate Lockhart

Daughter
born c. 1964

Geoffrey Sanford

Husband
divorced

Jonathan Sanford

Son
born c. 1969

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville , New York

California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
earned California Teaching Credential

Milestones

1999

Produced the charming romantic comedy "The Love Letter" for DreamWorks SKG

1999

Made her DreamWorks SKG debut, producing along with Pillsbury "The Joyriders", a drama about a depressed man kidnapped by joyriding teens

1998

With Pillsbury, produced "The Tic Code", a drama starring Gregory Hines about a jazz musician with Tourette's Syndrome

1995

Sanford/Pillsbury Productions signed two-year agreement with DreamWorks SKG

1995

Produced the well-acted independent "How to Make An American Quilt"

1994

Served, with Pillsbury, as an executive producer for "The Counterfeit Contessa", a Fox TV-movie comedy starring Tea Leoni as a Brooklyn girl mistaken for an Italian countess

1993

Was a producer of the remarkable HBO original film "And the Band Played On", a docudrama tracing the history of the AIDS epidemic in the United States

1991

Was executive producer for the acclaimed docudrama "Seeds of Tragedy", a Fox TV-movie tracing the path of a coca bean used to make cocaine

1989

Produced the sensitive infertility drama "Immediate Family"

1988

"Eight Men Out", the first script optioned by Sanford and Pillsbury back in 1980 was released to critical acclaim and moderate box office success

1987

Produced the acclaimed feature "River's Edge"

1985

First film as producer, "Desperately Seeking Susan"

1982

Formed Sanford/Pillsbury Productions

1978

Became story analyst with New American Cinema (later story editor, director of development, associate producer)

Taught elementary school for five years

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