Ron Howard
Jeff Lipsky
United States
2020

Imagine Entertainment

Ron
Howard

Co-Founder / Chairman

Having long ago overcome the oft-crippling stigma of child stardom, first attained as Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show,” Howard continues to evolve as a director-producer, with recent projects including the Netflix feature “Hillbilly Elegy,” starring Amy Adams, plus a string of timely documentaries such as “Rebuilding Paradise,” about the town of Paradise recovering from a catastrophic California wildfire, and an untitled film about the World Central Kitchen’s efforts to feed communities during disasters like the pandemic. He’s also been working with Imagine Impact to build a diverse global community of 23,000 writers across 80-plus countries, having developed 61 projects and set up and/or sold 27 projects. Next, he’ll helm “Thirteen Lives,” a feature about the rescue of a boy’s soccer team from a flooded Thailand cave.

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
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Ron Howard Admits He Had a Hard Time Shooting Interviews for the Devastating Story of 'Rebuilding Paradise'

Ron Howard Admits He Had a Hard Time Shooting Interviews for the Devastating Story of 'Rebuilding Paradise'

The beginning of "Rebuilding Paradise" is a heart pounding re-telling of the 2018 Camp fire, one of the most destructive and deadliest blazes in the history of California. Cut together with news reels and phone footage from survivors from the city of Paradise, one particularly gripping moment showed a family driving through what was seemingly a nighttime hellscape of burning homes and cars, only to reveal daylight as their car pushed through the smoke. Silent until they could see the...

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