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Sara Colleton

Sara Colleton

Colleton started her career in the early '80s in New York City where she worked with the noted documentary filmmakers, Albert and David Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Gray Gardens). She then went on to become the New York Story Editor for Edgar J. Sherick where she began her long association with Scott Rudin. Later, Colleton joined Rudin to head the New York office of Lawrence Gordon productions. In 1986, when Larry Gordon became C.O.O of 20th Century Fox, she was made a Senior Vice–President of Production and head of the New York office. Eighteen months later, when Scott Rudin became President of Production, Colleton relocated to Los Angeles.

During her tenure at Fox, Sara was involved in developing and overseeing the production of such Fox films as Big, Working Girl, Say Anything, and War Of The Roses. During that time she also found and developed the book Shoeless Joe that Gordon later made at Universal as Field Of Dreams.

In the early '90s, Colleton was given a production deal at Fox and The Colleton Company was founded. Under this deal, she optioned the book Riding In Cars with Boys, which she later produced with Penny Marshall directing and Drew Barrymore starring.

In 2002 she received a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for Live From Baghdad for HBO Films. Along with her producing partner, Rosalie Swedlin, she received the David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award from the Producer's Guild of America.

Colleton is also an Executive Producer for the Showtime series, Dexter, which premiered in the fall of '06.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Sara Colleton Facts


Selected Filmography

Finding Freebo
Dirty Harry
A Horse Of A Different Color
First Blood
Monkey in a Box
It's Alive
Dexter: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center
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