Don Granger is a renowned American film producer, best known for his films ‘ Jack Reacher (2012)’, ‘Death Race (2008)’ and ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (2015)’. The producer is married to a journalist and news anchor, Lisa McRee and has two beautiful children from their 20-years of marriage.

His next movie is slated to release this year and is the sequel to Tom Cruise starrer ‘Jack Reacher’ being called ‘Jack Reacher: Never go Back’. He is also scheduled to produce the next movie in the Mission Impossible series i.e. ‘Mission Impossible 6’. Don Granger started his career as an Executive Producer in 1987 by joining Weintraub Entertainment Group, however, he soon joined Touchstone Pictures in the very next year.

In 1990, he joined Paramount Pictures as an executive VP of production and overseeing till 2001. Later in 2001, when Mark Gordon, co-founder of the production company Mutual Film Company left the organization, Don replaced him and joined Gary Levinsohn in working at the company. Under the aegis of this company, he served as an executive producer in the film ‘Timeline’ (released in 2003) and as a producer in the film ‘Snakes on a Plane’ (released in 2006). Further in 2004, Don went on to join Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner's Cruise/Wagner Productions on the appointed post of a senior executive of development and production.

He went on to produce the movie ‘The Eye’ under this company which was released in 2008 and generated 32 million dollars at the box-office. Quite recently in March 2014, Don Granger joined the Sky dance Productions as the newly created post-EVP Feature Productions. Don Granger has been an active producer since the year 1987 and has worked on creating and producing some masterpiece films with some of the most celebrated artists of the Hollywood industry. His strongest Genre of films has been Thrillers and Action and closest actor being, Tom Cruise.

He has worked with an array of actors including Paula Wagner, Mindy Marin, David Ellison, Gary Levinsohn, Jake Myers, Dana Goldberg, James Bissell, Joe Kraemer and of course, Tom Cruise. His highest grossing film has also been with Tom Cruise starring as Ethan Hunt, ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ which grossed 80 million dollars at the box-office. The sequel to the series is also being produced by him and is expected to release in the coming year i.e. 2017.

Don Carmody English Actor

Don Carmody

Don Carmody is a well-known producer, who has been making films for nearly four decades with about 90 films to his name. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on April 16, 1951, and was brought up in Boston as well as Montreal and went on to produce films that became famous. He currently has offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. He studied at the Loyola University and had a law degree accredited in his name from McGill University. He started to work part time in movies while he was still at school. His first role was that of a driver in Robert Altman’s “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” in the year 1971 and then went on to work in many other roles such as a location scout in 'Ted Kotcheff's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974). He started working at Montréal's Cinépix and later became the Vice-President In-Charge of Production. He involved himself in several tax-shelter productions mostly ‘David Cronenberg’s, 'Shivers' (1975), and 'Rabid' (1977), and then proceeded to do ‘Ivan Reitman’s breakout hit 'Meatballs' (1979), the movie which became the top-grossing film at the Canadian box office in 1980. The movie also won a Golden Reel Award, the same year. He was bestowed with this Television’s Golden Reel awards for Reitman’s directorial Meatballs, ‘Bob Clark’s sex comedy ‘Porky’s, 'Robert Longo's “Johnny Mnemonic”, ‘Christian Duguay’s “Art of War”, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Afterlife and Retribution.  In 1980’s, Don Carmody came up with his own production company in Los Angeles. He started producing movies one after the other at a frenzied pace. There was no looking back at this point. Carmody produced successful box-office hits Porky’s and Porky’s II, "A Christmas Story", “Weekend at Bernie”s series. He also produced the 7-time Emmy Awards nominated movie “The Late Shift”, along with the Producers' Guild of America Golden Laurel. The movie brought the actor Kathy Bates, a Golden Globe, and the director Betty Thomas, a Guild award. Don Carmody produced a quality Canadian content feature film named ‘Polytechnique’, in the year 2009. The film overthrew all other movies winning the Best Picture at the 2010 Genie Awards. The film was nominated in 11 categories and won 9 of them. Alongside these, the film also was awarded as the Best Canadian Film, in the year 2009. Apart from constantly working for his own productions, Carmody tried his hand at other major Hollywood studios and produced ‘Amelia’, for the 20th Century Fox. His production company has together fetched more than $2 billion U.S. to Canada. Keeping up with horror and comedy genre instincts, He has ventured into the theatrical world as a part of the Off- Broadway Play, “Evil Dead: The Musical”, which received recognition all over the world. Don Carmody has established himself as an accomplishing producer with all his films flourishing and delighting the audience and leaving an impression in their hearts.

Previous

Don Hahn

Donald Paul Hahn or ostentatiously known as Don Hahn, is an American director, producer, and artist. Hahn is credited with producing popular animated films such as the likes of “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Hahn also received nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for “Beauty and the Beast,” and the film went on to be the first animated movie nominated for an Oscar Award. Hahn is the owner of the production firm “Stone Circle Pictures,” and is also the Executive Producer of the Walt Disney Company’s, “Disneynature.” Hahn’s family relocated to California where he pursued his education at the North Hollywood High School, where he involved himself with animation, and also shot his first animated short film. Hahn was also his High School’s drum major. Later on, Hahn studied music at the Los Angeles Valley College, and also attended the California State University to pursue fine arts. Hahn had to work as a drum head tester for the “Remo Inc.” and also served as a percussion instructor at the Notre Dame High School, to meet his education expenses. Hahn also was a part of the Royal Cavaliers Youth Band, where he was a drum major. The year of 1977 marked the inception of Hahn’s career when he worked with Wolfgang Reitherman on the animated drama film “The Fox and the Hound,” as an assistant director. “Pete’s Dragon” and Banjo the Woodpile Cat” saw Hahn set foot in production, with the help of Don Bluth. Later on, Hahn also produced animated films such as “The Black Cauldron,” “The Great Mouse Detective” and Disney’s “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” The year 1989 saw Hahn work with Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Kathleen Kennedy, on the production of “Tummy Trouble.” The year of 1991 marked Hahn with his career highlight of producing the Academy Award-winning animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” and was the first ever of its kind to do so. In the year 1994, Hahn’s production of Disney’s “The Lion King” fetched the movie a record-breaking box office collection. The Lion King was also bestowed with a Golden Globe Award for the Best Picture. In the following years, Hahn produced “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Emperor’s New Groove.” The flick “Fantasia 2000” saw Hahn don the director’s role. The millennium decade saw Hahn produce “Atlantis: The Lost Empire,” The Haunted Mansion, Lorenzo, “The Little Matchgirl,” and “Frankenweenie.” In 2006, Disney’s merger with Pixar Animation Studios saw Hahn as the interim head of the former. “The Little Matchgirl” pocketed Hahn his second Academy Award nomination. Besides, Hahn also produced movies and documentaries such as The Small One, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Waking Sleeping Beauty, Earth, Oceans, Hand Held, Maleficent, and High Ground, among many others. Hahn has also authored books such as “Dancing Corndogs in the Night,” “Animation Magic” and “Alchemy of Animation.”

Next
Don Hahn English Actor

OTHER PRODUCERS