Mike Medavoy

Executive, Producer, Agent
Like many studio heads, Medavoy began his career working in the mailroom at Universal Studios, where he eventually became a casting director. In 1965, he was hired as an agent trainee and subsequently became one of the ... Read more »
Born: 01/21/1941 in Shanghai, CN

Filmography

Producer (26)

Absolutely Anything 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shanghai 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The 33 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Olive 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Swan 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wildest Dream 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pathfinder 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Resurrecting the Champ 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

In My Country 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stealth 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Basic 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Holes 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Time of the Butterflies 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Chris Isaak Show 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The 6th Day 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shake, Rattle & Roll (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Soul of the Game (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last Voyage of the Demeter (Movie)

(Producer)

The Outsider (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (3)

The Following 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood, D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Like many studio heads, Medavoy began his career working in the mailroom at Universal Studios, where he eventually became a casting director. In 1965, he was hired as an agent trainee and subsequently became one of the leading talent agents in Hollywood, with a client roster that included Jane Fonda, Michelangelo Antonioni, Karel Reisz, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Aldrich, Jeanne Moreau and George Cukor. As vice president and head of the motion picture department at International Famous Agency (from 1971-74), Medavoy was involved in packaging such films as the Oscar-winning "The Sting" (1973), "Young Frankenstein" (1974) and "Jaws" (1975).

Relationships

Patricia Duff

Wife
married in 1986 separated in mid-1993 divorced in 1994

Irena Medavoy

Wife
married in July 1995 operated a direct marketing firm, High Heels and Loafers

Michael Medavoy

Father
Russian immigrant

Marcia Medavoy

Wife
divorced mother of Brian

Dora Medavoy

Mother
Russian immigrant

Brian Medavoy

Son
co-owns management company More/Medavoy born c. 1966

Nicholas Medavoy

Son
born on January 21, 1998

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1963
graduated with honors

Milestones

1996

First Phoenix Pictures, "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and "The Mirror Has Two Faces" released

1996

Was an executive producer of the HBO TV-movie "Soul of the Game"

1995

Formed Phoenix Pictures; signed distribution deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment

1994

Announced resignation from TriStar and Columbia

1990

Appointed chairman of TriStar Pictures

1990

Named to Columbia Pictures board of directors

1982

With partners Krim, Pleskow and Bernstein, purchased Filmways, Inc., a distributor and formed Orion Pictures Corporation, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange

1963

Became an agent trainee with Bill Robinson Associates, Los Angeles

1963

Worked in casting department at Universal Studios

1956

Moved to the USA; settled in California

1947

With family, moved from China to Chile

Founded Orion Pictures in partnership with Warner Communications (with other former UA executives Arthur Krim, Eric Pleskow, William Bernstein and Robert Benjamin); served as executive vice president, Orion Pictures Co., Burbank

Became senior vice president of West Coast production, United Artists Corp.

Served as vice president, motion picture department General Artists Corp. and Creative Management Agency

Began career in Universal Studios mailroom

Born to Russian parents in China

Worked as vice president, motion picture department International Famous Agency (represented international as well as American talent)

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