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Diane Nabatoff

Diane Nabatoff

In 2000 Diane founded her own company Tiara Blu Films. Since then she has produced Take The Lead starring Antonio Banderas to be released by New Line on April 7 and Narc, a Paramount release, written and directed by Joe Carnahan, starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric. She Executive-Produced Knights of the South Bronx starring Ted Danson (nominated for a SAG award) for A&E; as well as Co-Executive Produced the pilot for the HBO series "Baseball Wives by Tom Fontana and Julie Martin. She is currently developing projects at a number of studios and cable networks as well as several features that will be independently financed. Her projects include: The novel White Jazz by James Ellroy, to be adapted and directed by Joe Carnahan with Warner Independent; To Begin With by Jonathan Feldman with Stratus; God's Mistress by Jeannine Dominy. Not In This Life by Craig Bolotin, The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth by Rocky Lang starring Erika Christensen, and Friends Again, written by George Gallo, starring Ray Liotta all to be independently financed; Abraham House to star Susan Sarandon with A&E; and Racing For Time to be directed by Charles Dutton for Lifetime. She will be shooting the series After Hours featuring Daniel Boloud for iN DEMAND this spring.

Prior to founding her own company, Diane was a Producer at Interscope Communications, where she developed and produced films that include: Very Bad Things, written and directed by Pete Berg and starring Christian Slater, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Stern; The Proposition starring Kenneth Branagh, Madeleine Stowe and William Hurt; Operation Dumbo Drop, directed by Simon Wincer and starring Danny Glover, Ray Liotta and Denis Leary; Separate Lives starring Jim Belushi and Linda Hamilton; Holy Matrimony, directed by Leonard Nimoy and starring Patricia Arquette; and Body Language starring Tom Berenger.

Earlier in her career, Diane was the Senior Vice President of Production for Henry Winkler's Fair Dinkum Productions and Vice President of Vestron Pictures where she served as Executive Producer of Hider in the House and Fear which received an Ace Award nomination. She began her film career in Los Angeles at The Feldman-Meeker Co. working on The Golden Child starring Eddie Murphy and serving as Associate-Producer of The Kindred and Near Dark.

In addition to her career in the film industry, Ms. Nabatoff has had diverse experiences in the entertainment field: she worked with the legendary Joseph Papp at The New York Shakespeare Festival; consulted with a London-based documentary film company; worked in programming at HBO; understudied both female roles in the Broadway Production of I Love my Wife; and performed in off- Broadway shows, nightclubs and television commercials as a singer-actress.

Prior to receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where she was the first female producer of Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the founder of The Radcliffe Pitches, the first Harvard female vocal group.

Christopher Godsick (Producer) Christopher Godsick is the President of LSG Industries, a film and television production company. He acquired Take the Lead while serving as a Senior Vice President of Production at New Line Cinema. Mr. Godsick supervised the development of the project and then transitioned into a producing capacity prior to start of pre-production. He was a production executive on many of New Line's tentpole development projects including Shazam, Rush Hour 3 and Samurai Jack. Mr. Godsick was also the executive on the New Line blockbuster The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

In addition to producing, Mr. Godsick became a member of the Writer's Guild by co-creating two one-hour dramas for network television. Taking advantage of his knowledge in military affairs, he co-created In Harm's Way in 2003 and sold it to CBS through Spelling Entertainment. In 2004, Mr. Godsick continued his relationship with CBS and Spelling through the sale of a one-hour drama entitled The Bible Code.

Godsick was a Partner in WCG Entertainment where he was an Executive Producer of the John Travolta film, Broken Arrow for Twentieth Century Fox; Executive Producer on the television series Once A Thief of which 22 episodes were produced for syndication; Producer on the Paramount Pictures feature Face Off, starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage; Executive Producer on the Columbia Pictures film Replacement Killers starring Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino; and Executive Producer on Black Jack, a television pilot for the USA network.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Diane Nabatoff Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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