was previously the President of Production at Artisan Entertainment and Executive Vice President of Production and Development at Beacon Communications. At Beacon, Shestack produced Air Force One
starring Harrison Ford
. He also produced the art house hit The Last Seduction
for October Films and Disturbing Behavior
for Beacon and MGM. Shestack was the production executive on the movies Family Man
, End of Days
, Bring It On
and 13 Days
. Most recently he produced the Harrison Ford film Firewall
and the college comedy Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas
, and Waiting
Shestack is co-founder with his wife, Portia Iversen, of the Cure Autism Now Foundation and The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE)-the world's first collaborative gene bank for autism, and he is on the board of Autism Speaks.
A native of Philadelphia, Shestack, 47, is the father of three children, one of whom has autism.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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