Jerry Bruckheimer
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United States
2020

Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Jerry
Bruckheimer

Chairman / CEO

Even veteran mega-producers weren’t immune to effects of the pandemic, as Bruckheimer discovered when season 33 of his CBS reality-competition series “The Amazing Race” was forced to halt production. Then, the release of “Top Gun: Maverick,” which teams him with star Tom Cruise for the first time in 30 years, had its June 2020 release pushed back to July 2021. But he’s stayed busy with a development slate crowded with ’80s and ’90s throwback projects, including a Showtime pilot for an “American Gigolo” series starring Jon Bernthal, a third “National Treasure” for Disney and “Beverly Hills Cop 4” for Netflix. Bruckheimer is also cofounder and co-majority owner (with David Bonderman) of the Seattle Kraken, an NHL expansion team scheduled to debut in the 2021-22 season. In February 2021, his first-look deal with Paramount will expire and enable him to produce films with other studios.

Career

  • THE AMAZING RACE
  • TOP GUN
  • CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

Education

  • University of Arizona -Tucson (AZ, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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Paramount Won't Renew Deal With Jerry Bruckheimer (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount Won't Renew Deal With Jerry Bruckheimer (EXCLUSIVE)

Jerry Bruckheimer's first-look deal with Paramount Pictures is set to expire in February and will not be renewed.That makes the superstar producer of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise a free agent. Bruckheimer first signed a pact with Paramount in 2013, leaving Disney where he had been housed for two decades. The studio had moved away from the kind of action movies that were Bruckheimer's stock in trade, instead devoting more of its attention to Marvel movies and animated fare....

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