Todd Lieberman

Last updated

Todd Lieberman
Born
Todd Darren Lieberman

(1973-02-20) February 20, 1973 (age 50)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation(s)Film and television producer
Years active1996–present
Spouse
Heather Zeegen
(m. 2001)
Children2

Todd Darren Lieberman (born February 20, 1973) [1] is an American film and television producer. He founded Hidden Pictures Media [2] in 2022 and won an Emmy for Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers in 2022. [3] He co-founded Mandeville Films and Television with David Hoberman in 2002. [4] Mandeville has produced several notable films, including The Fighter , which won two Academy Awards in 2010, and for which Lieberman was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. [5]

Contents

Early life

Todd was born to a Jewish family [6] in Cleveland, and grew up in Lyndhurst and Pepper Pike, Ohio. He graduated from Hawken School. [7] and the University of Pennsylvania. There he was a member of the Mask and Wig Club. He performed with local theatre groups in Ohio before college where he continued to perform, then moving to Los Angeles in 1995. He began there with acting and then moved on to writing, reviewing film scripts, then on to directing and producing. [7] He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 where he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity (Gamma Chapter, Omega pledge class) and The Mask and Wig Club. [8] [9]

Career

Lieberman was Senior Vice President for International Finance at the production company Hyde Park Entertainment, which produced and co-financed films such as Anti-Trust, Bandits and Moonlight Mile . Lieberman established himself at the international sales and distribution company Summit Entertainment, where he progressed thanks to championing the independent film Memento and acquiring the rights to American Pie . [10]

In 1999, Lieberman was hired by David Hoberman to work for Mandeville Films. [11] After a short hiatus, the two re-formed the production company as Mandeville Films and Television in 2002, with both serving as co-owners and company partners. [12] In 2001, he was named one of the "35 under 35" people to watch in the business by The Hollywood Reporter [13] and was named by the same The Hollywood Reporter as 30 of the most powerful producers in the business in 2015. [14]

His films have accrued several accolades over the years, including a People’s Choice Award for “The Proposal”, "AFI Awards Movie of the Year Award" [15] and "Academy Award [16] for "The Fighter", PGA Award for "Wonder", Hollywood Film Award for "Stronger (2017)", and an Emmy [17] for "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers"

In 2018 Lieberman was awarded the key to the state of Ohio. [18]

In 2022, Todd Lieberman launched his new production company, Hidden Pictures. [2]


Personal life

Lieberman is married to former film producer Heather Lieberman (née Zeegen). Together, the couple have 2 sons Jasper and Isadore. [19] He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is a mentor at the Producers Guild of America.

Lieberman serves on the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization [20] and serves as a judge on the Hamptons International Film Festival. [21]

He is not related to Joe Lieberman.

In 2022, the University of Pennsylvania honored Lieberman with Penn's Creative Spirit Award. [22]

Filmography

He was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.

Film

YearFilmCredit
2003 Bringing Down the House Co-producer
2004 Raising Helen Co-producer
The Last Shot Executive producer
2005 Beauty Shop Executive producer
2006 Eight Below Executive producer
The Shaggy Dog Executive producer
Five Fingers Executive producer
2007 Wild Hogs
2008 Traitor
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
The Lazarus Project
2009 The Proposal
Surrogates
2010 The Fighter
2011 The Muppets
2013 Warm Bodies
21 & Over
2014 Muppets Most Wanted
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Executive producer
Broken Horses Executive producer
2016 The Divergent Series: Allegiant Executive producer
The Duel
2017 Beauty and the Beast
Stronger
Wonder
2018 Extinction
2019 The Aeronauts
2022 Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Shotgun Wedding
2023 White Bird: A Wonder Story
TBA Flight of the Navigator
Shrunk
Sinbad
Hunchback

Television

YearTitleCreditNotes
2007 The Kill Point Executive producer
2010−11 Detroit 1-8-7 Executive producer
2011 Geek Charming Executive producerTelevision film
2013King JohnExecutive producerTelevision film
2014WarriorsExecutive producerTelevision film
Sea of FireExecutive producerTelevision film
2015 Wicked City Executive producer
2016 The Family Executive producer
Sing It! Executive producer
2018The MissionExecutive producerTelevision film
StepsExecutive producerTelevision film
2019 The Fix Executive producer
2020Harlem's KitchenExecutive producerTelevision pilot
2021 Hit & Run Executive producer
The Hypnotist's Love Story Executive producerTelevision pilot

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2008 Black Reel Awards Best Film Traitor (shared with Don Cheadle, Jeffrey Silver and David Hoberman)Nominated
2010 Academy Awards Best Picture The Fighter (shared with David Hoberman and Mark Wahlberg)Nominated
Awards Circuit Community AwardsACCA – Best Motion PictureNominated
Davis Award – Best Motion PictureThe Fighter (shared with Dorothy Aufiero, Ryan Kavanaugh, Paul Tamasy and Mark Wahlberg)Nominated
2011 AFI Awards Movie of the YearThe Fighter (shared with David Hoberman and Mark Wahlberg)Won
PGA Awards Best Theatrical Motion Picture Nominated
2012 Christopher Awards Feature FilmThe Muppets (shared with James Bobin, Martin G. Baker, Bill Barretta, David Hoberman, John G. Scotti, Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller)Won
BAFTA Awards BAFTA Children's Award for Best Feature Film The Muppets (shared with David Hoberman and James Bobin)Nominated
2014 BAFTA Kids' Vote – Feature Film Muppets Most Wanted (shared with James Bobin, David Hoberman and Nicholas Stoller)Nominated
2022 Emmy Awards Best Film Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Won [23]


Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">American Film Institute</span> Nonprofit educational arts organization

The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American nonprofit film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States. AFI is supported by private funding and public membership fees.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Anne Bancroft</span> American actress (1931–2005)

Anne Bancroft was an American actress. Bancroft received an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Cannes Film Festival Award. She is one of only 24 thespians to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alvin Sargent</span> American screenwriter (1927–2019)

Alvin Sargent was an American screenwriter. He won two Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Julia (1977), and Ordinary People (1980). Sargent's other prominent works include screenplays of the films The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1970), Paper Moon (1973), Nuts (1987), White Palace (1990), What About Bob? (1991), Unfaithful (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">AFI Conservatory</span> Private film school in Los Angeles, California

The AFI Conservatory is a private not-for-profit graduate film school in the Hollywood Hills district of Los Angeles. Students learn from the masters in a collaborative, hands-on production environment with an emphasis on storytelling. The Conservatory is a program of the American Film Institute founded in 1969.

Norman Gimbel was an American lyricist and songwriter of popular songs and themes to television shows and films. He wrote the lyrics for songs including "Killing Me Softly with His Song", "Ready to Take a Chance Again" and "Canadian Sunset". He also wrote English-language lyrics for many international hits, including "Sway", "Summer Samba", "The Girl from Ipanema", "How Insensitive", "Drinking-Water", "Meditation", "I Will Wait for You" and "Watch What Happens". Of the movie themes he co-wrote, five were nominated for Academy Awards and/or Golden Globe Awards, including "It Goes Like It Goes", from the film Norma Rae, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for 1979. Gimbel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.

Marc E. Platt is an American producer who has worked in film, theatre, and television. He has received numerous accolades including two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as nominations for three Academy Awards.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lee Daniels</span> American director, producer, and screenwriter

Lee Daniels is an American film and television producer, director and screenwriter. His first producer credit was Monster's Ball (2001), for which Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making Daniels the first African-American film producer to solely produce an Oscar-winning film. He made his directorial debut with Shadowboxer in 2005 and has since then directed the films Precious (2009), The Paperboy, The Butler (2013) and The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021). Of these, Precious was the most critically acclaimed, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including two nominations for Daniels, for Best Director and Best Picture. Other films he has produced include The Woodsman (2004), Tennessee (2008), Pimp (2018) and Concrete Cowboy (2020).

Jennifer Todd is an American film and television producer. She has a first look film deal at MGM Studios and is partnered with Thomas Kail in an exclusive television deal with 20th Television. She co-produced the 89th and 90th Academy Awards with Michael De Luca. She was nominated for an Emmy for producing both shows. She previously served as President of Pearl Street Films, the production company of actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Melvin Damski is an American director and producer of film and television.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kevin Feige</span> American film and television producer

Kevin Feige is an American film and television producer who has been the president of Marvel Studios and the primary producer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise since 2007. The films he has produced have a combined worldwide box office gross of over $28.5 billion, making him the highest grossing producer of all time, with Avengers: Endgame becoming the highest-grossing film at the time of its release.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mandeville Films</span> American independent film production company

Mandeville Films is an American film production company headquartered in Burbank, California. Founded in 1995 by film producer David Hoberman, the company re-formed as Mandeville Films and Television in 2002 after a short hiatus for three years, with Hoberman and Todd Lieberman as partners and co-owners.

George Cooper Stevens Jr. is an American writer, playwright, director, and producer. He is the founder of the American Film Institute, creator of the AFI Life Achievement Award, and co-creator of the Kennedy Center Honors. He has also served as Co-Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Greg O'Connor</span> American songwriter

Greg O'Connor is a composer and songwriter who has composed scores for over 30 television series and has written numerous featured songs for TV, films and commercials. He is a Primetime Emmy winner and a four-time Emmy nominee. He has scored projects including variety, single camera comedy, multi camera comedy, animation, one hour drama, game show, sketch comedy, award show, stand up, reality, hidden camera, documentary, commercials and virtual reality.

David Elliot Hoberman is an American film and television producer, best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the USA Network television series Monk, and the founder and co-owner of Mandeville Films. He has produced over 40 films in his career, including the 2010 drama film The Fighter, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

David Linde is the CEO of the Los Angeles, California-based film production company Participant, a position to which he was appointed in October 2015. Prior to his role at Participant, Linde had leading roles at Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Good Machine, and Lava Bear Films, where films released during his tenures collectively earned more than $14 billion globally, with 158 Oscar nominations and 34 wins.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jason Blum</span> American film producer

Jason Ferus Blum is an American film and television producer. He is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, which produced the horror franchises Paranormal Activity (2007–2021), Insidious (2010–2023), and The Purge (2013–2021). Blum also produced Sinister (2012), Oculus (2013), Whiplash (2014), The Gift (2015), Hush (2016), Split (2016), Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), Get Out (2017), Happy Death Day (2017), Upgrade (2018), Halloween (2018), Us (2019), The Invisible Man (2020), Freaky (2020), The Black Phone (2021) and M3GAN (2022).

Emma Tillinger Koskoff is an American film producer. She is best known for her collaborations with Martin Scorsese, including acting as a producer on his films The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Silence (2016) and The Irishman (2019).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sam Esmail</span> American screenwriter, director, and producer

Sam Esmail is an American film and television producer, director, and screenwriter who runs the production company Esmail Corp. He is best known as the creator, writer and director of the award-winning USA Network television series Mr. Robot (2015–2019), starring Rami Malek. He also wrote and directed the feature film Comet (2014). He directed and produced the acclaimed Amazon Prime Video psychological thriller Homecoming (2018–2020), starring Julia Roberts and Janelle Monáe, and produced USA's Briarpatch (2020), Starz's Gaslit (2022), and Peacock's Angelyne (2022) and The Resort (2022). As of 2023, Esmail is attached to produce a number of upcoming television series and films, including Metropolis, and the film Leave the World Behind—both for which he also serves as director and writer—and a new Battlestar Galactica television series to serve as a soft reboot of the 2004 show's universe.

Glenn Weiss is an American producer and director of television and live events. He has won 14 Emmy Awards and eight Directors Guild of America awards as a director and producer for various awards shows and reality shows including the Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and Academy Awards.

References

  1. "Personal Details for Todd Darren Lieberman, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"". FamilySearch.
  2. 1 2 "Todd Lieberman Launches Film/TV Co Hidden Pictures With Lionsgate Film Deal, Names Alex Young Prexy & Lands Bestseller 'The Housemaid' As First Acquisition". Deadline Hollywood.
  3. "Television Academy". Television Academy.
  4. "David Hoberman". UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. September 2011.
  5. "The 83rd Academy Awards (2011) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  6. Winer, Madeline (July 10, 2013). "Lieberman credits Los Angeles Jewish roots for reel success in film". Cleveland Jewish News.
  7. 1 2 O'Connor, Clint (February 26, 2011). "Northeast Ohioan Todd Lieberman going to the Oscars; his film 'The Fighter' is up for best picture". The Plain Dealer.
  8. Rosenbaum, Emily (April 29, 2010). "The Producer". The Pennsylvania Gazette.
  9. "Alumni | The Mask and Wig Club". www.maskandwig.com. April 8, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  10. Collins, Ashley Wren (April 27, 2010). "Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films Delivers His Best One-Liners". The Huffington Post .
  11. Fernandez, Jay A. (December 6, 2011). "Executive Suite: Mandeville Films". The Hollywood Reporter .
  12. "About David Hoberman, UCLA Visiting Asst. Professor". University of California, Los Angeles. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2009.
  13. "Next Gen 2012: Hollywood's All-Star Alumni". The Hollywood Reporter . November 7, 2011.
  14. "The 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter . April 13, 2015.
  15. . AFI https://www.afi.com/award/afi-awards-2010/.{{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. Oscars https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2011.{{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. Emmy https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2022/outstanding-made-for-television-movie.{{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. "Penn honors eight distinguished alumni with Awards of Merit and The Creative Spirit Award". University of Pennsylvania.
  19. Winer, Madeleine (July 10, 2013). "Lieberman credits Cleveland Jewish roots for reel success in film". Cleveland Jewish News.
  20. "About | Represent.Us". End corruption. Defend the Republic. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  21. "Hamptons International Film Festival". Hamptons International Film Festival.
  22. "Penn honors eight distinguished alumni with Awards of Merit and The Creative Spirit Award". University of Pennsylvania.
  23. "Television Academy". Television Academy.