The Info List - Scott Rudin

Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958)[1] is an American film and theatre producer. In the 1980s, he formed his own production company called Scott Rudin Productions, and his first film was Gillian Armstrong’s Mrs. Soffel. Soon after, he joined 20th Century-Fox
20th Century-Fox
as an executive producer, and eventually became president of production, a post he held for almost 15 years. He has since made films under the Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney
Pictures, and Miramax
labels, among others. In 2012, Rudin became one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, and the first producer to do so.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Producer 2.2 Paramount 2.3 Theater

3 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack 4 Criticism 5 Honors 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Rudin was born and raised in the town of Baldwin, New York, on Long Island.[1] His family is Jewish.[2][3][4] Career[edit] At the age of 16, he started working as an assistant to theatre producer Kermit Bloomgarden. Later, he worked for producers Robert Whitehead and Emanuel Azenberg. In lieu of attending college, Rudin took a job as a casting director and ended up starting his own company. His newly minted firm cast numerous Broadway shows, including Annie (1977) for Mike Nichols. He also cast PBS's Verna: USO Girl (1978), starring Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
and William Hurt; and the mini-series The Scarlet Letter (1979) starring Meg Foster, Kevin Conway and John Heard; also, the films King of the Gypsies (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Simon (1980) with Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
and Resurrection (1980).[5] Producer[edit] In 1980, Rudin moved to Los Angeles, taking up employment at Edgar J. Scherick Associates, where he served as producer on a variety of films including I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
(1981), the NBC
miniseries Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982) and the Oscar-winning documentary He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983).[5] Rudin then formed his own company, Scott Rudin Productions. His first film under that banner was Gillian Armstrong's Mrs. Soffel
Mrs. Soffel
(1984). Not long after, Rudin placed his production shingle in dormancy and joined 20th Century-Fox
20th Century-Fox
as an executive producer. At Fox, he met Jonathan Dolgen, a higher-level executive, with whom he would be working once again at Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
years later. Rudin rose through the ranks at Fox and became president of production by 1986 at the age of 29.[5] Paramount[edit] His stint at the top of Fox was short lived, and he soon left and entered into a producing deal with Paramount. On August 1, 1992, Rudin signed a deal with Tri-Star Pictures
Tri-Star Pictures
but soon moved back to Paramount. Rudin's first look deal with Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
lasted nearly 15 years, producing pictures including Addams Family Values. After the resignation of Paramount's chairwoman Sherry Lansing
Sherry Lansing
in 2004 and nearly simultaneous departure of Jonathan Dolgen (then president of the company), Rudin left the studio and set a five-year first-look pact with Disney
that allowed him to make movies under their labels Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney
Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, and Miramax
Films, whose founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein had departed.[6] Previously, Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
and Rudin had public confrontations during the production of The Hours (2002), which Rudin produced for Miramax
Films after it became a studio subsidiary under Disney. Rudin later said he and Weinstein "are both control freaks. We both want to run our own shows. When I'm doing a Miramax
movie, I work for him. And I don't like that feeling. I chafe under that. I especially chafe under it when I feel that I'm on a leash."[7] Theater[edit] Rudin co-produced the unsuccessful staging of David Henry Hwang's Face Value with Stuart Ostrow and Jujamcyn Theaters. He started a deal with Jujamcyn to develop and produce new plays for the theater chain. In 1994, Rudin won the Best Musical Tony Award
Tony Award
for his production of Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
and James Lapine's Passion. The following year, he, along with others, produced Kathleen Turner's Broadway comeback, Indiscretions, and Ralph Fiennes' New York theatre debut in Hamlet. In 1996, Rudin produced the revival of the Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
and Larry Gelbart musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which starred Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella and Mark Linn-Baker. He co-produced Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?
The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?
in 2002. He also produced Seven Guitars, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Copenhagen, Deuce, The History Boys, Beckett/Albee, Closer, The Blue Room, and Doubt. He co-produced the 2005 revival of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
and Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
and directed by Anthony Page.[8] In 2010, he co-produced, along with Carole Shorenstein Hays, the Broadway revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
and Viola Davis, which garnered ten Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations and three wins, including Best Revival of a Play. He has won fifteen Tonys and twelve Drama Desk Awards for his productions. Rudin was the lead producer for the Broadway musical The Book
of Mormon, which opened in March 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre
and won nine Tony Awards including best musical, and also a Grammy Award for Best Musical Album. In 2015, it was announced that Rudin would produce Groundhog Day, a musical adaptation of the film Groundhog Day, originally starring Bill Murray. Tim Minchin, who penned the award-winning adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, wrote the music and lyrics. Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the screenplay for Groundhog Day along with Harold Ramis, wrote the story. Groundhog Day opened on 9 March 2017.[9] In 2015 Rudin produced Larry David's Fish in the Dark, a hit comedy that took in "more than $13.5 million in advance sales at the box office [which] beats the previous record for a play, $13.05 million for the 2013 revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal," which was also a Rudin production.[10] Six Rudin productions received major Tony nominations in 2016.[11] Nominated for Best Play were The Humans and King Charles III. Competing against Hamilton for Best Musical was Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (with ten nominations, the second most after Hamilton).[12][13] Three revivals were nominated for Best Revival: Blackbird, The Crucible
The Crucible
and A View From the Bridge. Rudin was lead producer on all the productions except King Charles III.[14] In 2017, Rudin produced a revival of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway with Bette Midler
Bette Midler
starring in the title role.[15] Sony Pictures Entertainment hack[edit] Main article: Sony Pictures Entertainment hack On December 9, 2014, a major illegal breach of Sony's computer systems by "Guardians of Peace" hackers using Shamoon
malware led to disclosure of many gigabytes of stolen information, including internal company documents. In subsequent news coverage SPE Co-Chair Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin were noted to have had an email exchange about Pascal's upcoming encounter with President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
that included characterizations described as racist.[16][17][18] Both he and Pascal later apologized.[18] The two had suggested they should mention films about African-Americans upon meeting the president, such as Django Unchained, 12 Years a Slave, The Butler, and Amistad which all discuss slavery in the United States or the pre-civil rights era.[16][17][18] In the e-mail thread, Rudin added, "I bet he likes Kevin Hart."[17][18] Rudin later said that the e-mails were "private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity."[16][18] He added that he was "profoundly and deeply sorry."[16][18] Criticism[edit] Rudin is widely considered to be one of the more demanding bosses in the entertainment industry.[19] He has been described as notoriously hot-tempered.[20] John Gregory Dunne wrote about his abusive treatment of subordinates.[21] In a 2008 interview with NPR's All Things Considered, Rudin acknowledged having a temper, but said he has grown up.[22] Honors[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Scott Rudin In January 2008, two of Rudin's productions—the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men, which they adapted from the Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy
book of the same name, and Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, which was adapted from the Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair
novel, Oil!—were nominated for eight Oscars apiece at the 2008 Academy Awards, including a Best Picture nod for each of them. The two films shared the distinction of being the most nominated movie at that year's Oscar ceremony. Ultimately, No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
won the Best Picture prize. At the 2011 Producers Guild of America
Producers Guild of America
(PGA) Awards, Rudin became the only person ever to be nominated twice in one year.[23] He was nominated (along with Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin and Michael De Luca) for producing the Facebook biographical film The Social Network and was also nominated (along with Joel and Ethan Coen) for their remake of the classic western True Grit (2010). That same year, the PGA also awarded Rudin the David O. Selznick
David O. Selznick
Achievement Award in Motion Pictures which recognizes an individual's outstanding body of work in the field of motion picture production.[24] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Notes

1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can producer

1984 Reckless producer

Mrs. Soffel producer

1990 Flatliners executive producer

Pacific Heights producer

1991 Regarding Henry producer

Little Man Tate producer

The Addams Family producer

1992 White Sands producer

Jennifer 8 executive producer

1993 Life with Mikey producer

The Firm producer

Searching for Bobby Fischer producer

Addams Family Values producer

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit producer

1994 I.Q. executive producer

Nobody's Fool producer

1995 Clueless producer

Sabrina producer

1996 The First Wives Club producer

Ransom producer

Marvin's Room producer

Mother producer

1997 In & Out producer

1998 Twilight producer

The Truman Show producer

A Civil Action producer

1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut executive producer

Bringing Out the Dead producer

Sleepy Hollow producer

Angela's Ashes producer

2000 Wonder Boys producer

Rules of Engagement producer

Shaft producer

2001 Zoolander producer

The Royal Tenenbaums producer

Iris producer

2002 Orange County producer

Changing Lanes producer

The Hours producer

2003 Marci X producer

School of Rock producer

2004 The Stepford Wives producer

The Manchurian Candidate producer

The Village producer

I Heart Huckabees producer

Team America: World Police producer

Closer producer

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events executive producer

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou producer

2006 Wild Tigers I Have Known producer

Freedomland producer

Failure to Launch producer

The Queen executive producer

Venus executive producer

Reprise executive producer

Notes on a Scandal producer

2007 No Country for Old Men producer

The Darjeeling Limited producer

Margot at the Wedding producer

There Will Be Blood producer

2008 The Other Boleyn Girl executive producer

Stop-Loss producer

Doubt producer

Revolutionary Road producer

2009 Julie & Julia executive producer

Fantastic Mr. Fox producer

It's Complicated producer

2010 Greenberg producer

The Way Back executive producer

The Social Network producer

True Grit producer

2011 Margaret producer

Moneyball producer

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo producer

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close producer

2012 The Dictator producer

Moonrise Kingdom producer

Frances Ha producer

2013 Inside Llewyn Davis producer

Captain Phillips producer

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel producer

Rosewater producer

Top Five producer

2015 While We're Young producer

Ex Machina executive producer

Aloha producer

Steve Jobs producer

2016 Zoolander
2 producer

Fences producer

2017 The Meyerowitz Stories producer[25]

Lady Bird producer

2018 Eighth Grade producer

Isle of Dogs producer

Annihilation producer

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter producer

Game Over, Man! producer

Norway producer

The Girl in the Spider's Web producer

Mid-90s producer


Year Title Notes

1996–1999 Clueless producer

2012–2014 The Newsroom executive producer

2016–present School of Rock executive producer

2017 Five Came Back executive producer

2018 Purity executive producer


^ a b "Scott Rudin: Film, theater producer". WSJ.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014.  ^ Weiss, Philip (December 26, 1993). "Hollywood at a Fever Pitch". The New York Times.  ^ Jewish Journal: "Oscar gives nod to Jewish talent but bypasses Israel" by Tom Tugend February 23, 2015 ^ Jewish Weekly: "The tribe goes to the Oscars" by Nate Bloom. February 13, 2017 ^ a b c " Scott Rudin Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2008.  ^ Rudin leaving Paramount to join Disney
– International Herald Tribune Archived June 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Movie & TV News @ IMDb.com – Studio Briefing – 5 March 2003 Archived September 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Brantley, Ben (March 21, 2005). "Marriage as Blood Sport: A No-Win Game". The New York Times. Retrieved December 9, 2017.  ^ O'Connor, Roisin (April 6, 2015). "Groundhog Day musical: Tim Minchin to write lyrics with Matilda collaborators also attached". independent.co.uk. The Independent.  ^ Viagas, Robert; Marzullo, Robert (June 23, 2015). "Starring Jason Alexander, Fish In the Dark Extends to Aug. 1". playbill.com. Playbill. Retrieved June 6, 2016.  ^ Littleton, Cynthia (May 3, 2016). "2016 Tony Awards Nominations: Scott Rudin's Six Pack, Ryan Murphy's 'Journey' and Other Fun Facts". variety.com. Variety. Retrieved June 6, 2016.  ^ "See Full List of 2016 Tony Award
Tony Award
Nominations". playbill.com. Playbill. May 3, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.  ^ In late April 2016, Rudin asked the Tony Awards administration committee to categorize Shuffle Along as a revival of a musical rather than a new musical, in order not to compete with Hamilton and three others for the Best Musical prize. Rudin pointed to recent productions of Flower Drum Song
Flower Drum Song
and Cinderella which were classified as revivals even though, like Shuffle Along, their books were new. The committee decided against him, which Rudin accepted with good grace. Paulson, Michael (April 20, 2016). "Eyeing Tonys, 'Shuffle Along' Hopes to Be Classified a Revival". New York Times. Retrieved June 6, 2016.  Paulson, Michael (April 29, 2016). "Tonys Panel Rejects Bid to Label 'Shuffle Along' a Revival". New York Times. Retrieved June 6, 2016.  ^ "2016 Tony Award® Nominations". tonyawards.com. May 3, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.  ^ Kennedy, Mark. " Bette Midler
Bette Midler
to return to Broadway in 'Hello, Dolly!'". Associated Press. Associated Press. Retrieved 20 January 2016.  ^ a b c d Mike Fleming, Jr., Scott Rudin Apologizes After Leak Of Sony’s Hacked Racially Insensitive E-Mails On Barack Obama, Deadline, December 11, 2014 ^ a b c Variety Staff, Sony’s Amy Pascal Apologizes for Obama Emails, Variety, December 11, 2014 ^ a b c d e f Christopher Rosen, Scott Rudin & Amy Pascal Apologize After Racially Insensitive Emails About Obama Leak, The Huffington Post, December 11, 2014 ^ Siegel, Tatiana (17 April 2014). " Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
and Scott Rudin's Former Underlings (and Now Power Insiders) Spill Stories". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 April 2016.  ^ Indiewire producer ^ "A "Monster" of a Movie / John Gregory Dunne's journal reveals the underbelly of filmmaking". San Francisco Chronicle. 18 March 1997. Retrieved 13 April 2016.  ^ Siegel, Robert (7 February 2008). "On Screen and Off, Producer Scott Rudin Adapts". All Things Considered. NPR. Retrieved 13 April 2016.  ^ Scott Rudin sets record for Producers Guild nods ^ PGA Honors Scott Rudin with 2011 David O. Selznick
David O. Selznick
Achievement Award ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0748784/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr4

External links[edit]

Scott Rudin on IMDb Scott Rudin Productions on IMDbPro (subscription required) Scott Rudin at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database

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Films produced by Scott Rudin

Revenge of the Stepford Wives I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Reckless Mrs. Soffel Pacific Heights Regarding Henry Little Man Tate The Addams Family White Sands Life with Mikey The Firm Searching for Bobby Fischer Addams Family Values Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Nobody's Fool Clueless Sabrina Mother The First Wives Club Ransom Marvin's Room In & Out Twilight The Truman Show A Civil Action Bringing Out the Dead Sleepy Hollow Angela's Ashes Wonder Boys Rules of Engagement Shaft Zoolander The Royal Tenenbaums Iris Orange County Changing Lanes The Hours Marci X School of Rock The Stepford Wives The Manchurian Candidate The Village I Heart Huckabees Team America: World Police The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Freedomland Failure to Launch Notes on a Scandal No Country for Old Men The Darjeeling Limited Margot at the Wedding Stop-Loss Doubt Revolutionary Road Fantastic Mr. Fox It's Complicated Greenberg The Social Network True Grit Margaret The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Moonrise Kingdom The Dictator Frances Ha Captain Phillips Inside Llewyn Davis The Grand Budapest Hotel Rosewater Top Five While We're Young Aloha Steve Jobs Zoolander
2 Fences The Meyerowitz Stories Lady Bird Eighth Grade Isle of Dogs Annihilation The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter Game Over, Man! Norway The Girl in the Spider's Web Mid-90s

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People who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

listed by duration and year of completion

Competitive EGOTs

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1945–1962) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1932–1976) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961–1977) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1961–1991) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953–1994) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973–1995) Jonathan Tunick (1977–1997) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1967–2001) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1964–2001) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985–2002) Scott Rudin (1984–2012) Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez

Honorary recipients

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1963–1970) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965–1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969–2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989–2012) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1953–2014) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones

Book:EGOT winners

Authority control

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