In his role at Universal, Silver was responsible for all divisions of Universal Pictures, including its production, marketing and distribution operations. He supervised all activities worldwide concerning Universal's partnerships with United International Pictures and domestic distribution activities through its partnership with October Films.
Additionally, Silver oversaw Universal Studios Home Video, Universal Pictures Animation and Visual Effects and Universal Family & Home Entertainment Production, which include Universal Cartoon Studios.
During his tenure at Universal, the studio developed, produced and released the critically acclaimed films SCHINDLER'S LIST, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, APOLLO 13, BABE, JURASSIC PARK, OUT OF SIGHT, FIELD OF DREAMS, TWELVE MONKEYS, CASPER, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, DO THE RIGHT THING, SCENT OF A WOMAN, CASINO, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, PARENTHOOD, MIDNIGHT RUN, THE MUMMY, AMERICAN PIE, LIAR, LIAR, ERIN BROCKOVICH and GLADIATOR.
Silver began his career in the motion picture industry as a screenwriter. After serving as assistant to director Adrian Lyne on FLASHDANCE, he became director of development and production for Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions, where he was instrumental in the development of the original BEVERLY HILLS COP. Prior to joining Universal, he served for several years as TriStar Picture's vice president of production, and was then promoted to senior vice president of production.
Most recently, Mr. Silver produced LEATHERHEADS for Universal Studios. George Clooney directed and stars alongside Renee Zellweger.
In 2004, Silver and The Walt Disney Studios released the action-drama LADDER 49, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta and the epic HIDALGO, starring Viggo Mortensen (LORD OF THE RINGS) and Omar Sharif.
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