Ivan Reitman Biography (1946-)

Born October 27, 1946, in Komarmo, Czechoslovakia; immigrated to Canada, 1951; son of Leslie (an underground resistance fighter) and Klara (a survivor ofAuschwitz) Reitman; married Genevieve Robert, September 12, 1976; children: Jason (an actor), Catherine (an actress), Caroline. Addresses: Office:Northern Lights Entertainment, 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. 489, UniversalCity, CA 91608; The Montecito Picture Company, 1482 East Valley Road, Ste. 477, Montecito, CA 93108.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804.

Nationality
Czech
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, composer
Birth Details
October 27, 1946
Komarmo, Czechoslovakia

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Executive Producer
  • (And director) Cannibal Girls (also known as Des filles cannibales), American International Pictures, 1973
  • (And music supervisor) Rabid (also known as Rage), Alpha/New World, 1976
  • Blackout (also known as New York Blackout, Black-Out a New York, Et la terreur commence, and New York ne repond plus), Cineplex/New World, 1978
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (also known as Adventures in the Creep Zone and Road Gangs), Columbia, 1983
  • Big Shots, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Feds, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Casual Sex?, Universal, 1988
  • Beethoven, MCA/Universal, 1992
  • Beethoven's Second, MCA/Universal, 1993
  • Commandments, Gramercy/Universal, 1997
  • Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins, Buena Vista Home Video, 1998
  • Road Trip, DreamWorks, 2000
  • Beethoven's 3rd, Universal, 2000
  • Killing Me Softly, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • Old School, DreamWorks, 2003
  • Film Producer
  • (And editor and cinematographer) The Columbus of Sex (also known as My Secret Life), 1969
  • (And director, editor, and music supervisor) Foxy Lady, Cinepix, 1971
  • (And music supervisor) They Came from Within (also known as TheParasite Murders, Shivers, and Frissons), American International Pictures, 1975
  • (And music supervisor) House by the Lake (also known as Death Weekend), American International Pictures, 1977
  • Tigress (also known as Ilsa, Tigress of Siberia), 1977
  • (With Matty Simmons), National Lampoon's Animal House (also knownas Animal House), Universal, 1978
  • (With Dan Goldberg; and director) Stripes, Columbia, 1981
  • Heavy Metal, Columbia, 1981
  • (And director) Ghostbusters, Columbia, 1984
  • (And director) Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986
  • (And director) Twins, Universal, 1988
  • (And director) Ghostbusters II, Columbia, 1989
  • (With Brian Grazer; and director) Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990
  • (With Joe Medjuck and Michael C. Gross) Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Universal, 1992
  • (With Lauren Shuler-Donner; and director) Dave, Warner Bros., 1993
  • (And director) Junior (also known as Oh, Baby, Oh, Baby), Universal, 1994
  • Space Jam, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's Private Parts),Paramount, 1997
  • (With Joel Silver; and director) Fathers' Day, Warner Bros., 1997
  • (And director) Six Days, Seven Nights, Buena Vista, 1998
  • (And director) Evolution, Columbia, 2001
  • Film Director
  • Meatballs (also known as Summer Camp), Paramount, 1979
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Zuul, Ghostbusters, Columbia, 1984
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, Schtick/HBO/CBC, 1986
  • Ghostbusters' SFX Team Featurette, 1999
  • Imagining Heavy Metal, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999
  • Ghostbusters 1999, 1999
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • (With Marty Simmons), Delta House, ABC, 1979
  • Beethoven, CBS, 1994
  • Mummies Alive! (animated; also known as Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins), syndicated, 1997
  • Alienators: Evolution Continues (animated; also known as Evolution: The Animated Series), Fox, 2001
  • Movies
  • The Heidi Chronicles, 1995
  • The Late Shift, HBO, 1996
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Director, Delta House, ABC, 1979
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, The First Gentleman, CBS, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • "Naked Hollywood," A&E Premieres, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Interviewee, The Directors, Encore, 1999
  • Specials
  • Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters, 1989
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1990
  • Host, Steve Martin: A Comic Life, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Interviewee, Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero, The Learning Channel, 1999
  • Interviewee, The American Presidency: Real to Reel (documentary),MSNBC, 1999
  • Reel Comedy: Evolution, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Interviewee, Behind the Movies: Animal House (documentary), NBC, 2001
  • Stage Work
  • (With Edgar Lansbury and Joseph Beruh) Producer, The Magic Show, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Producer, The National Lampoon Show, New Palladium Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Producer and director, Merlin, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Director of "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • (With Doug Riley) Foxy Lady, Cinepix, 1971
  • They Came from Within (also known as The Parasite Murders,Shivers, and Frissons), American International Pictures, 1975
  • Rabid (also known as Rage), Alpha/New World, 1976
  • Television Episodes
  • The Real Ghostbusters, 1986

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The screenplay Legal Eagles was based on a story by Reitman.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Contemporary Newsmakers 1986, Gale Research, 1987
    Periodicals
    • Newsweek, May 10, 1993, pp. 59-60
    • Variety, February 16, 1998, p. 4

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