Born in Los Angeles in December, 1948.
Starting from the ground up, he worked in Saturday morning kids programming, gradually gaining experience to become a member of the DGA as a production manager. As such, he managed nearly twenty movies-of-the-week, including Emmy-nominated films ROE V. WADE, BERLIN TUNNEL 21, WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING, THE ORDEAL OF PATTY HEARST, and ALCATRAZ: THE WHOLE SHOCKING STORY.
In 1984 he met director Rob Reiner and began a working relationship that included the films THE SURE THING, STAND BY ME, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, MISERY, and A FEW GOOD MEN.
In 1991 he produced John Singleton’s Academy Award-nominated BOYZ N THE HOOD, and went on to work with John on POETIC JUSTICE and SHAFT.
Throughout the nineties and the 2000s he produced a number of box-office and critical successes, including THE FORGOTTEN, THE SCHOOL OF ROCK, NACHO LIBRE, BUDDY, LITTLE BIG LEAGUE, THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, and finally BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA.