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Biography #2 (for Looney Tunes: Back in Action)

Paula Weinstein has an expansive 20-year career in the entertainment industry in which she has worked with virtually every major studio in the film industry. Weinstein currently oversees all facets of production at her company, Spring Creek Productions.

Weinstein joined Warner Bros. Pictures as Vice President of Production in 1976 and later enlisted with 20th Century Fox as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Production, developing and producing films such as Nine to Five and Brubaker. In 1979, Weinstein relocated to the Ladd Company, collaborating on such films as Body Heat, Lawrence Kasdan's directorial debut.

After two years with Ladd she moved to United Artists as President of the Motion Picture Division, where she supervised all productions. Two of the many hits that she brought to the screen during this time were War Games and Yentl.

As an independent producer, she produced A Dry White Season, for which Marlon Brando was nominated for an Academy Award and The Fabulous Baker Boys, nominated for four Academy Awards, which she jointly produced with Mirage Productions in 1989.

In 1990, Weinstein and Mark Rosenberg created Spring Creek Productions. Their first produced feature film was Fearless, starring Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez and directed by Peter Weir. They followed with Flesh and Bone, written and directed by Steve Kloves and starring Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, James Caan and a young Gwyneth Paltrow.

Weinstein served as executive producer on HBO's Citizen Cohn, starring James Woods, which won four Emmy Awards, three CableAce Awards and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.

In 1995, Weinstein and Anthea Sylbert produced Something to Talk About for Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid and directed by Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom.

Weinstein served as executive producer on HBO's Truman, directed by Frank Pierson and starring Gary Sinise, which won an Emmy Award in 1996 for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.

Weinstein also produced Possession, Neil LaBute's film version of the AS Byatt novel, which stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Ehle; she produced Deliver Us from Eva for Focus Features, directed by Gary Hardwick and starring LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union; the box office smash Analyze This, and its sequel, Analyze That, with stars Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro; Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights; the popular caper comedy Bandits, which starred Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett; and The Perfect Storm, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

Her most recent films are DreamWorks' Envy, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black, and HBO Films' Iron Jawed Angels, directed by Katja von Garnier, starring Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston. The film follows the story of the American suffragette movement.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" (01-Jan-2000)


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