Don't Say a Word - About the Filmmakers - Anne Kopelson

Last Update: 24 September 2001

ANNE KOPELSON (Producer) was inducted into Variety's Show Biz Hall of Fame for her significant contribution to the entertainment industry. Along with her producing partner and husband, Arnold Kopelson, she is an executive producer of "Thieves" a new one-hour series for Warner Bros. Television and ABC, and the series "The Fugitive."

Kopelson also produced "A Perfect Murder," starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen, directed by Andy Davis ("The Fugitive"); "U.S. Marshals," starring Tommy Lee Jones; "Devil's Advocate," starring Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves; "Mad City," starring Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta, directed by Costa Gavras; and the action-thriller "Eraser," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Anne Kopelson also was executive producer of "Murder at 1600," starring Wesley Snipes and Diane Lane; "Outbreak," starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo and Morgan Freeman; and "Seven," starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.

Anne Kopelson began her producing career with her husband in a joint venture with Boston-based General Cinema Corporation. Among the first films they produced were "Lost and Found," starring George Segal and Glenda Jackson; and "Foolin' Around," starring Gary Busey, Eddie Albert, Tony Randall and Cloris Leachman.

Kopelson co-chairs Kopelson Entertainment, which has been responsible for the production of "Platoon," which received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Kopelson Films has collectively garnered 17 Academy Award nominations and more than two-billion dollars in worldwide box-office receipts.

Kopelson Entertainment also produced the critically acclaimed "Triumph of the Spirit," starring Willem Dafoe; "Fire Birds," starring Nicolas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones; "Out for Justice," starring Steven Seagal; "Falling Down," starring Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall; and "The Fugitive" starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, which received seven Academy Award nominations and one Academy Award.

Kopelson is a founding member of the American Film Marketing Association, serving for many years on its Board of Directors. She also served on the Executive Council of The American Film Export Association. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is a member of The UCLA Producers Program Advisory Board.

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