Brian Grazer
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United States
2019

Imagine Entertainment

Brian
Grazer

Co-Founder / Chairman

The longtime Imagine Entertainment chairman has been busy lately soliciting investment capital to help the company expand into documentaries and unscripted series. In August 2019, Imagine recruited media veteran Rich Battista to serve as CEO and manage this increase in production until his sudden departure in December, while Ron Howard dived into feature documentaries like “Pavarotti” and multi-part series such as “On Pointe,” an inside look at the School of American Ballet for Apple TV Plus. Grazer, the epitome of the old-school producer who shapes and shepherds film and TV efforts from start to finish, enjoys a second career as a motivational speaker and author, with his most recent book, “Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection,” released in 2019. 

Career

  • 24
  • PARENTHOOD
  • EMPIRE

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to 'A Beautiful Mind' Subject John Nash

Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to 'A Beautiful Mind' Subject John Nash

"A Beautiful Mind" producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey.Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment partner Ron Howard, realized that the end for the couple, while tragic, was in keeping with how they spent virtually every moment of their lives -- together. Alicia was the grounding force that helped...

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