David Permut
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Permut Presentations



Permut is a hugely successful film and TV producer whose career spans four decades and over 40 movies and TV series, ranging from the blockbuster actioner “Face/Off” to the acclaimed, Emmy-nominated made-for-TV movie “Prayers For Bobby” and the classic “Richard Pryor: Live in Concert.”

He has a gift for finding inspirational and unusual real-life stories and material that translate well to movie and TV productions, and has been particularly successful at adapting these true stories for audiences around the world. Through Permut Presentations, he’s made projects spanning all genres, sizes and subjects, including “Blind Date” (Bruce Willis’ feature debut), the documentary “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story” and “Dragnet”, starring Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd, which started the trend of rebooting old television shows for the big screen.

Permut, whose first producer credit was “Give ‘Em Hell Harry!” which garnered James Whitmore a best acting Oscar nomination in 1975, recently produced the Mel Gibson-directed “Hacksaw Ridge.” Up next are two comedies set for release in 2017: “And Punching The Clown” starring J.K. Simmons and Sarah Silverman, which premiered at SXSW, “The Polka King” starring Jack Black, and the feature documentary “The Fabulous Allan Carr,” based on the life of the eccentric film producer.



Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Lincoln Assassination Aftermath Movie 'Madman' in the Works From David Permut (EXCLUSIVE)

Lincoln Assassination Aftermath Movie 'Madman' in the Works From David Permut (EXCLUSIVE)

Permut Presentations has acquired "Madman," a historical horror script set during the aftermath of the Lincoln assassination.David Permut, who received a best picture Oscar nomination for "Hacksaw Ridge," is producing. The script is written by Alexa Garster based on Caleb Jenner Stephens' book "Worst Seat in the House."The story follows Henry Rathbone, a close friend of Lincoln's who was with the president at Ford's Theatre on the night of his murder in 1865. Rathbone was the only person to confront...


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