Ron Howard
Jeff Lipsky
United States
2021

Imagine Entertainment

Ron
Howard

Cofounder / Chairman

The most anticipated item on Howard’s calen­dar is arguably the fact-based cave-rescue drama he directed, “Thirteen Lives” (MGM), due in 2022, but it’s just one entry in a long list of projects that includes a book he co-wrote with younger brother Clint Howard about their journey from child actors to grown men, “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family,” and a documentary he’s helming about chef and humanitarian José Andrés for National Geographic Films. He has also been busy producing: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick… Boom” (Netflix), the miniseries “Under the Banner of Heaven” (FX), a series adaptation of his 1988 movie “Willow” (Disney+) and multiple docs under a first-look deal with Apple. Amid all this, he and Brian Grazer have been exploring a sale of their 36-year-old prodco, Imagine Entertainment.

Career

  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
  • HILLBILLY ELEGY
  • REBUILDING PARADISE

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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‘We Feed People’ Review: Ron Howard’s Documentary Spotlights Celebrity Chef José Andrés and His Nonprofit World Central Kitchen

‘We Feed People’ Review: Ron Howard’s Documentary Spotlights Celebrity Chef José Andrés and His Nonprofit World Central Kitchen

It may sound counterintuitive at best, tone-deaf at worse, to label a documentary focused on food providers aiding people in the wake of disasters as a feel-good movie. But that’s an honest, accurate and, yes, appreciative label for “.The movie effectively begins in media res, with the robustly gregarious Andrés and his dedicated crew  years into their vocation, providing hot meals to isolated residents of Wilmington, N.C., in the wake of 2018’s Hurricane Florence — and coming perilously close to...

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