She formed the company in 1989 and moved it to columbia pictures. Now, she is president of production at lynda obst productions, where she typically works on about 20 feature film and television projects at a time. The board was cofounded by rachel abarbanell, currently president of production at lynda obst productions, and elise freimuth, currently an account supervisor for special events at. The rolling stone history of the sixties hardcover november 1, 1977 by linda obst author 4. By the author of the bestseller hello, he lied, a veteran producer. Rachel is currently working for producer lynda obst. The invention of lying 2009 hollywood film dvd and blu ray.
She was unable to attend last years awards ceremony at knox because she had to attend the academy awards ceremony in hollywood, after interstellar, one of the films shed worked on at lynda obst productions, won the oscar for best visual effects. At millennium rachel worked on eighteen features, including the black dahlia, 16 blocks, the wicker man, and 88 minutes. Rachel abarbanell vice president of development a very. This site provides information about the feature films that lynda obst has produced and has in development, and the books she authored. Connecting with other women in the industry through monthly mixers, power lunches and events. Courtenay valenti and cate adams will produce for warner, while lynda obst and rachel abarbanell will oversee for their shingle, lynda obst. Her critique of genre tentpoles and a stream of neverending sequels paint a grim picture of the fate of original content in hollywood, and the financial longevity of the business itself. Rachel abarbanell 02 moves ahead in hollywood film, tv.
Hollywood film producer lynda obst opens her book with an insiders take on the migration of the film industry to the international market. Accuracy, badassery, and epic space voyage combining to tell the story of americas mostloved astrophysicist. Is that a gun in your pocket womens experience of power. See all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and. Lynda obst tells us how to make a movie the veteran film producer reveals tricks and tips in her tellall book hello, he lied and other truths from the hollywood trenches.
Produit par oliver obst, terry dougas, rachel abarbanell, ricky gervais, ted field, paris kasidokostas latsis, dan lin, max keene, sue badenpowell, lynda obst et modi wiczyk. Tales from the new abnormal in the movie business by lynda obst. Hope floats is a 1998 american drama film directed by forest whitaker and starring sandra bullock, harry connick jr. She had feuded with lynda obst over flashdance and had ignored lucy fisher until the two became the highestranking women in the business to bear children. Carl sagan gets biopic from team of awesome female. Rachel abarbanell is receiving a 2015 young alumni achievement award this year. Sagan wrote contact, which was adapted by warner brothers in 1997. Pour les hommes politiques ou les publicitaires, comme pour monsieur et madame tout. The most obvious pick is obst, as she already worked with. According to uproxx, other producers on the femaleled project currently include courtenay valenti mad max. Lynda obst productions is an american film and television production company founded by lynda obst. Lynda rosen obst born april 14, 1950 is an american feature film producer and author. Fury road, cate adams, lynda obst interstellar, contact, and rachel abarbanell. Ricky gervais directs himself in the invention of lying, a comedy in which everyone in the world tells the truth except for one misfit in the film industry, who after discovering the act of lying.
Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film. From millennium, rachel moved on to lynda obst productions, where she grew into the position of president of production. Lynda obst provides a funny, thoughtful look at the strange world of the movie. Lynda obst was recruited to hollywood from the new york times magazine in 1979 by peter guber, for whom she developed flashdance and clue, as well as beginning the development of carl sagans. Lynda obst, author of sleepless in hollywood and producer of 16 feature films, discusses hollywoods desperate. Lynda obst productions has produced numerous wellknown films, including sleepless in seattle, contact, how to lose a guy in 10 days, and, most recently, the television series helix. Rachel abarbanell associate producer sue badenpowell executive producer terry dougas executive producer ted field executive producer ricky gervais producer max keene associate producer paris kasidokostas latsis executive producer dan lin producer lynda obst producer oly obst producer. Young women today are having a much different experience, in part because lynda and her peers paved the way for us. I keep putting off a haircut, and my new sunday ritual is doing my manicure, says rachel abarbanell, vice president of production at lynda obst productions, who recently gave up her laser. Women professionals in all facets of the entertainment industry sans.
See the complete profile on linkedin and discover rachel s. What it took to succeed as a woman producer in the. Born and raised in chicago illinois, rachel studied at knox college, and received her bachelors degree in economics, with a minor in directing for the theatre. Abarbanell was named president of production for lynda obst productions last year, the same year the company produced this week knox college is celebrating its 179th year in existence and will honor five alumni and their accomplishments with alumni achievement awards at the founders day convocation. View the profiles of professionals named abarbanell on linkedin. On the old paramount ranch deep in the san fernando valley, woodstock has returned as in the worlds greatest lovein, the 60s festival that affected a generation. Following graduation, rachel received a post baccalaureate fellowship to study film.
Lynda obst went looking for hollywood and what she found was an industry obsessed with the wants and whims of teenage boys and foreign audiences and indifferent to. Find ronald goodes phone number, address, and email on spokeo, the leading online directory for contact information. Independently, rachel has also produced two shorts, whatever happened to gavin buckmaster, and the insect chorus. While obst has producer credits for films from the 1980s to present, interstellar was the first to display her company banner. See all 9 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Pour les hommes politiques ou les publicitaires, comme pour monsieur. Fury road, and interstellars lynda obst and rachel abarbanell. Rachel abarbanell, president of production at obst. When successful but lowlife movie producer lance burton asks millennium studios to give him complete control over. Warner throws millions and millions behind a carl sagan biopic. Rachel is currently working for producer lynda obst at paramount pictures. Least of all lynda obst, who has the chutzpah to run a list of the films she produced at the front of this book.
Amy pascal had been her protege, her kid sister who had grown up and become a studio president in her own right, an inversion of roles that had created its own stresses. Lin pictures, lynda obst productions, media rights capital, radar pictures, wintergreen productions, see all. Legendary astrophysicist carl sagan will be remembered in the upcoming biographical drama sagan from warner bros. The invention of lying est mieux film fourni par media rights capital, lin pictures, warner bros. Sleepless in seattle producer lynda obst on why nobody. View rachel abarbanell s profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Knox college to honor five alumni at founders day convocation. She and her young daughter bernice go back home to her mother rowlands and the small town. Rachel abarbanell, sue badenpowell, terry dougas, ted field, ricky gervais, max keene, paris kasidokostas latsis, dan lin, lynda obst, oly obst. In dirty dreams, wolper and collaborator lynda obst write of a hollywood so full of dirty deals, sex, and drugs that its amazing that any film worth watching gets made there, observed library journal critic lydia burruel johnson. Cofounder and ceo born and raised in chicago illinois, rachel studied at knox college, and received her bachelors degree in economics, with a minor in directing for the theatre. Elise freimuth, account supervisor of special events at pmkbnc and rachel abarbanell, president of production at lynda obst productions. Tales from the new abnormal in the movie business 9781476727752.224 762 1367 1049 106 870 373 721 1093 445 1195 579 87 730 1096 434 249 339 1134 1000 897 426 479 1285 126 1214 1 1251 1131 1476 1292 128 1299 778 673 679 1235 386 174 890 198 1159