Sid Sheinberg

Executive, Producer, Writer
Sidney Sheinberg distinguished himself as a durable and powerful studio executive, long with MCA/Universal where he served as president and COO from 1973 until its 1995 sale to Edgar Bronfman Jr. Under his stewardship ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1935 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Filmography

Producer (8)

The Devil's Tomb 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Creature 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Playing Mona Lisa 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Slappy and the Stinkers 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Simple Wish 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

For Richer Or Poorer 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mchale's Navy 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pest 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (2)

Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Sidney Sheinberg distinguished himself as a durable and powerful studio executive, long with MCA/Universal where he served as president and COO from 1973 until its 1995 sale to Edgar Bronfman Jr. Under his stewardship, Universal released the highest grossing films of each of the last three decades: "Jaws" in 1975; "E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial" in 1982 and "Jurassic Park" in 1993, all helmed by his illustrious protege Steven Spielberg whom Sheinberg helped get started in the film industry.

Relationships

Harry Sheinberg

Father

Tillie Sheinberg

Mother

Lorraine Gary

Wife
born August 16, 1937 married August 19, 1956 studied at Columbia appeared in such films as "Jaws" (1975), "Jaws 2" (1978), "1941" and "Just You and Me Kid" (both 1979)

Jonathan Sheinberg

Son
born c. 1958 mother Lorraine Gary formerly head of creative affairs at 20th Century Fox joined Orion in late 1970s with father formed The Bubble Factory

William Sheinberg

Son
mother Lorraine Gary formerly with Spelling Television formed The Bubble Factory with father and brother

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York 1955
(AB)

Columbia University Law School

New York , New York 1958
(LLB)

Milestones

1997

Bubble Factory agreement with Universal ended by mutual decision

1996

First film released by Bubble Factory "Flipper"; also feature producing debut

1996

Bubble Factory signed multiyear, nonexclusive production deal with Bette Midler's All Girls Productions

1995

Established independent production company, The Bubble Factory, in July; signed five-year deal with Universal

1995

Left MCA when it was sold to Edgar Bronfman Jr

1972

Named executive vice president of the parent company MCA

1968

Became vice president of TV division, Revue Productions

1959

Joined the legal department of Revue Productions

1958

Admitted to California bar

1958

Became an associate in law at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law

Served as corporate executive vice president

Served as member of staff, MCA, Inc, Universal City, California

Became corporate president and chief operating officer of MCA, Inc at age 38

Became president of TV division

Bonus Trivia

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In 1981, Sheinberg was awarded Columbia Ccollege's John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement.

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Received the American Jewish Committee's Human Relations Award in 1982.

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In 1983, Sheinberg was honored with the National Conference of Christians and Jews Humanitarian Award.

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Received the Motion Pictures 1984 Pioneer of the Year Award.

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Bestowed Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in in 1984.

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Sheinberg received the DeWitt Carter Reddick Award at the University of Texas, Austin in 1987.

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In 1989, Sheinberg was named a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Directors Guild of America in recognition of decades of service to the DGA, AMPTP Creative Rights Committee.

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Sheinberg received the AIDS Project Los Angeles Commitment to Life Award in 1991.

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Sheinberg received the first "Corporate Vision Award" given by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center in 1993.

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Received the Medal of Honor from the American Academy of Achievement in 1994.

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With his wife, Lorraine, Sheinberg received the 1995 Simon Weisenthal Center's Humanitarian Award.

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