American film producer and director Jonathan Sanger was born on April 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He, along with his parents, spent his childhood moving from one place to another in North America and South America. He didn't have an interest in films from his childhood. His passion for the career on the silver screen had started when he was at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sanger went to the Annenberg School of Communications and studied filming documentaries and biographies. After his graduation, he joined the Peace Corps program where he focused on television and film production. Jonathan Sanger worked on a lot of projects related to filming and production in different countries before he could enter the mainstream film production. He worked on creating an Education Television Station in Uruguay. He made films for ICODES, The Columbia Institute of Social Development. He did a lot of documentary films in Chile.

He worked as an associate editor and also contracted for Encyclopedia Britannica. When he was the accepted member of the Directors Guild of America Training Program, he did his part for a lot of movies in New York. Some of the best films are Across 110th Street, Next Stop, Greenwich Village. On moving to Los Angeles in 1976, he worked on many television series like The Blue Knight; Enough is Enough, etc. For ‘Fargo’ movie, he was a part of the film production as the Associate Producer, and it received some descent praise. He scripted for The Elephant Man. This film was the first one for which he received the credit as the producer. This film received nominations in eight categories for the Academy Awards and a BAFTA for Best Film in 1980. This movie was internationally acclaimed and got the French Caesar Award in the Best Foreign Film Award category.

Jonathan Sanger did a distinguished work in the film industry. He even assisted for the short films and documentaries which garnered accolades throughout the world. His 1982 film ‘Frances’ well received the global criticism. From 1996, he contributed for Crusie/ Wagnor Productions. He worked as the executive producer, producer for many films including Without Limits, Suspect Zero, Mission Impossible 2, etc.

He even extended his capabilities to different production houses. He produced Flight of the Navigator under the Walt Disney House, The Doctor and The Devil under Twentieth Century Fox, etc. He is famous for his works like Ray’s Male Heterosexual Dance Hall, which received the Academy Award for Best Short Film. He also directed many television series and films. He married Carla Sanger, and they have two children David and Christopher Sanger.

Jonathan Glickman English Actor

Jonathan Glickman

Born on 18th May, 1969 to Rhoda Yura and Dan Glickman, Jonathan Glickman is an American producer and as from 2011 is the president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer until 2020. Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture and President of MPAA-Motion Picture Association of America and also former Kansas Congressman, fondly recalls likeness of his son towards films from an early age. Starting his career with HBO, Jonathan went on to join School of Cinematic Arts in University of Southern California in 1992. Although in 1993, desperately in need of a summer internship he convinced to be summer trainee for producer Jon Roth when he realized it could be the last placement he could come across for the season and rushed into his elevator to persuade. This not-so-decided step ended him being a part of some excellent films as such ‘The Vow’, ‘The Genius’ , ‘Rush Hour 3’ and the likes for the least and gained him enough experience to be the president of production at Caravan by 1997. By 2003, he was the president and partner at Spyglass Entertainment. In 2007, he was among 115 people who were invited to join AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences). Jonathan Glickman impressed people with his movies which are close to reality and by making honest political works. ‘Rush Hour 2’ and ‘The Tourist’ are his two-major commercial hits. The most challenging part came when he, along-with Gary Barber took over MGM productions while it was on the surge of bankruptcy and they came at its survival in 2011. This was a major challenge for him which as of now he is handling swiftly. He sits as the president overlooking different aspects of feature films and looking for ways to collaborate on financial level with other studios, when need be. Since his term, they have partnered with Warner Bros. producing an Oscar-nominated movie named ‘Creed’ becoming a major box-office hit. Another one in this league is the remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ with Sony which opened the Toronto Film Festival. Solo-best ones of the production are ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’. More than this, he and his term is getting greater admiration because of his emphasis on changing library titles into stage productions.


Lee Joo-Ick

Lee Joo-Ick is a Korean film producer whose films are well received in Asia and gets nominated for many awards in both Hong Kong and China. However, its US limited release generally received the negative response. In 2005, he produced a movie 'Seven Swords' which opened well in Venice film festival. Most of Lee Joo-Ick’s movies are inspired from Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa who is regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. For instance, Lee Joo-Ick’s movie ‘Seven Wars’ was an homage to Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai’. After the success of ‘Seven Swords’, there was a planning for second and third instalments of the film, and the sequels were in the production line in 2007 and 2008. But now it seems the projects have been shelved. In the year 2006, Lee Joo-Ick produced another romantic Korean language film ‘A Millionaire's First Love’ which set box office records history in theatres. This South Korean movie was even an inspiration for a Nepali film ' Mero Euta Saathi Cha’ (2009) and a Telugu film 'Pilla Zamindar’ (2011). In the same year (2006), the producer co-produced Hong Kong-Chinese action war drama films 'A Battle of Wits', which was a joint-venture film of four countries such as China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. This film was based on a Japanese novel. In 2010, he produced a tri-lingual movie in Korean, English, and Chinese language titled  'Late Autumn' which is still the highest-grossing Korean film released in China to date. The film got a screening in Toronto International film festival and in Berlin film festival too. In 2010, he co-produced a New Zealand-South Korean fantasy action film 'The Warrior's Way'. This film was co-produced  by Barrie Osborne, who also produced ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Lee Joo-Ick got associated with Barrie Osborne for this project and this film bombed at the box office. Although the film released in the US theatres, it could not run more than three weeks in theatres. Due to its high-budget and failure in the box office, the film was declared a flop by trade analysts. In 2013, Lee Joo-Ick co-produced ‘Kingdom of Conquerors’ which was based on the topic how Genghis Khan called for the famous Daoist philosopher Qiu Chuji to meet with him. It was a good film but faced mixed reviews.

Lee Joo-Ick English Actor