Denise Di Novi
In addition to her film credits, Di Novi has also ventured into television production. She served as an executive producer on the longform projects Eloise at Christmastime, Eloise at the Plaza, and The '70s, and on the critically acclaimed series The District.
Di Novi started out in journalism, rising from copy editor at the National Observer (a Dow Jones weekly) to staff writer for Canada AM in Toronto. Segueing to the film industry, she began her career as a unit publicist. In 1980, she became a principal in the Montreal-based production company Film Plan, acting in various production capacities on nine major studio releases, including Scanner and Videodrome. In 1983, Film Plan relocated to Los Angeles and merged with Arnold Kopelson's Film Packages.
Di Novi then joined New World Pictures as Executive Vice President of Production, later shifting into an overall deal as an independent producer. From 1989 to 1992, she headed Tim Burton Productions, where she produced several of the director's most successful films. In 1993, she set up her own production company, Di Novi Pictures, at Columbia Pictures.
Di Novi currently has a production deal at Warner Bros. Pictures, where she is in pre-production on the romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe, to star Richard Gere and Diane Lane under the direction of George Wolfe. She also has a number of projects in various stages of development, including The Illustrated Man, based on a collection of Ray Bradbury stories; the love story Last Summer of You and Me, based on the book by Ann Brashares; The Jetsons, being scripted by Adam Goldberg; and Larklight, based on a Philip Reeve novel.
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