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Paul Schiff

Paul Schiff began his career as a documentary cameraman in New York City. He segued to directing for MTV, where he was on staff for four years during the groundbreaking early days of the cable channel. Schiff moved to feature films as an associate producer of Streets of Gold, beginning a longstanding collaboration with its director, Revolution Studios founder and head, Joe Roth.

Schiff then spent a successful seven years at Twentieth Century Fox, where he produced such films as My Cousin Vinny starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei; The Vanishing starring Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland; PCU and Ghost in the Machine. Prior to his tenure at Fox, Schiff produced Coupe de Ville, directed by Joe Roth; Renegades; and Young Guns and its sequel Young Guns II at Morgan Creek Productions.

In 2006, Schiff produced the hit romantic comedy spoof Date Movie from the writing/directing duo of Aaron Seltzer & Jason Friedberg. Schiff also produced three independent films that completed production in 2006: The Air I Breathe, featuring an all-star cast led by Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, Andy Garcia and Sarah Michelle Gellar; the ensemble comedy You Are Here; and Numb, starring Matthew Perry.

Schiff's producing credits include Green Street Hooligans, starring Elijah Wood; Maid in Manhattan, the hit romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes; and Mona Lisa Smile starring Julia Roberts and directed by Mike Newell.

Schiff also produced Wes Anderson's critically acclaimed Rushmore starring Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, and served as head of production at Propaganda Films.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

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