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Brad Grey

Brad Grey

Brad Grey was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Paramount Motion Picture Group of Viacom on March 1, 2005. Grey, former Chairman of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, is one of the entertainment industry's most successful entrepreneurs as a leading film and television producer as well as talent manager.

Brad Grey was Chairman of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (BGE) which includes the companies Brillstein-Grey Management, Brad Grey Television and Plan B - a motion picture production company in partnership with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. BGE was described by Forbes Magazine as "Hollywood's most successful management and production firm."

Through Plan B, Grey is next producing the upcoming The Departed, a motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. In addition, Plan B, in its joint venture with Sony's Tri-Star Pictures, is wrapping production on the adaptation of Augusten Burrough's best-selling memoi, Running With Scissors, starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Plan B and Initial Entertainment's Graham King purchased the rights to the Gregory David Roberts novel Shantaram. Johnny Depp will star in the film as well as co-produce with Grey and King. In addition, Plan B and Warner Bros. Pictures are collaborating on several upcoming projects including The Hatfields and the McCoys, written by Eric Roth; and the remake of the Robert Hanson novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, to be written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Brad Pitt is set to star in both films.

Plan B is also in pre-production on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, to be written and directed by Steve Kloves, the screenwriter of the Harry Potter motion pictures. Other projects include The Time Traveler's Wife, from the book by Audrey Niffenegger, A Million Little Pieces by author James Frey, and A Mighty Heart, based on Marianne Pearl's book about her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

During Grey's 20 years tenure, Brillstein-Grey produced some of the most popular and most honored series on television, including the Emmy award-winning hit The Sopranos. Other series include: The Larry Sanders Show, NewsRadio, Just Shoot Me, According to Jim and Real Time with Bill Maher. Brillstein Grey's extensive list of more then 150 clients includes: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette, Nicolas Cage, The Honorable Rudolph Giuliani, Lorne Michaels, Brad Pitt and Adam Sandler.

Grey is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner as well as a four time recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award as an executive producer. In addition, he is a seventeen-time Emmy Award nominee. Grey serves on the Board of Directors of the UCLA School of Medicine and Project A.L.S.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Brad Grey Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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