Stanley R Jaffe

Producer, Executive
At age 28, Stanley Jaffe produced "Goodbye Columbus" (1969) and was appointed executive vice president and chief corporate officer of Paramount Pictures two years later. Jaffe subsequently spent two years at Columbia as ... Read more »
Born: 07/30/1940 in New Rochelle, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

The Four Feathers 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Accused 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

First Born 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Racing With the Moon 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Without a Trace 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Taps 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bad News Bears 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Company 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Goodbye, Columbus 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Start Counting 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Marine Boy 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

When the Time Comes (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Movies That Shook the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Corey Haim: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Without a Trace 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

At age 28, Stanley Jaffe produced "Goodbye Columbus" (1969) and was appointed executive vice president and chief corporate officer of Paramount Pictures two years later. Jaffe subsequently spent two years at Columbia as executive vice president of worldwide production before returning to independent production with the Academy Award-winning "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979). For nearly a decade (from 1982 to 1991), he worked in collaboration with Sherry Lansing. Their company Jaffe-Lansing Productions was responsible for such features as "Racing With the Moon" (1984), the Oscar-nominated "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and "School Ties" (1992). In March 1991, Jaffe was named president and chief operating officer of Paramount. The following autumn, he was named as president with former partner Lansing assuming the reins as chair. When Viacom purchased Paramount in 1994, Jaffe was fired. He then entered into a production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, where his new production company Jaffilms has several projects in development.

Relationships

Betsy Jaffe

Daughter

Katie Jaffe

Daughter

Alexander Jaffe

Son

Melinda Jaffe

Wife
formerly married to Guess? jeans co-founder Georges Marciano

Leo Jaffe

Father
former president, CEO and chairman of Columbia Pictures died August 20, 1997 at age 88

Dora Jaffe

Mother
deceased

Robert Jaffe

Son
born c. 1966

Howard Jaffe

Brother

Ira Jaffe

Brother
worked in music industry

Andrea Jaffe

Sister

Marcia Jaffe

Sister

EDUCATION

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1962

Milestones

1996

In January, announced plan to scale back size of production company, Jaffilms, due to difficulties in raising $225 million

1995

In June, announced plans to launch a production company in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE); SPE contributed $75 million; Jaffe was to raise an additional $225 million

1994

Fired from Paramount on April 6

1994

Filed suit against Paramount for $20 million in a stock option dispute; suit dismissed by court in 1995

1992

Named successor to Brandon Tartikoff as president of Paramount, effective December 1

1991

Appointed president and chief operating officer of Paramount Communications; dissolved partnership with Lansing

1982

Formed Jaffe-Lansing Productions with Sherry Lansing (date approximate)

1969

Named president of Paramount TV; resigned to form own production company, Jaffilms 1971

1964

Named executive assistant to the president, Seven Arts

1962

Joined Seven Arts Associates

Named director of programming, Seven Arts TV

Joined Columbia Pictures as executive vice president of worldwide production

Resigned to become independent producer

Became head of East Coast programming for Seven Arts TV

Produced "Goodbye Columbus" (1968) for Paramount Pictures Corp. before joining company as executive vice president and chief corporate officer

Bonus Trivia

.

When he was fired from Paramount, Jaffe filed a lawsuit claiming that Viacom, the studio's new owner, had blocked his attempt to exercise stock options worth $20 million. A New York State Supreme Court ruled in favor of Viacom, since Jaffe had been fired after Viacom had acquired Paramount.

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