began his career at 15 as a production assistant on Otto Preminger
's Such Good Friends. Two years later, teaming with producer Steve Tisch
, Grunwald wrote and directed a short subject, The Vendor, which led to an association with Robert Evans
, then Vice President in Charge of Worldwide Production at Paramount Pictures. Grunwald worked with Evans on the development and production of such films as Chinatown, Marathon Man and Black Sunday.
Grunwald became a story editor at Paramount before establishing an editorial consulting firm that included the legendary Ken McCormick, publisher of Roots, among its clients.
He returned to the film business as Vice President of Charles Evans Productions, which developed and produced Tootsie. It was there that Grunwald began his collaboration with George A. Romero, on whose film, Monkey Shines, he served as executive producer. Romero-Grunwald Productions was formed four years later. Bruiser, the company's first independent film, was produced for Le Studio Canal+.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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