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Brad Lewis
Born Bradford Lewis
1958
Occupation Film producer, Film director, Actor, Political, Studio Executive,
Years active 1990 - Present

Bradford "Brad" Lewis[1] (born c. 1958)[2] is an American film producer and local politician. He produced DreamWorks' Antz and, for Pixar, the Oscar winning Ratatouille. He is a former mayor of the city of San Carlos, California.[citation needed]

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Personal life

Lewis was raised in San Mateo, California and moved to nearby San Carlos in 1991.[3] Lewis graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and lives in San Carlos, California, with his wife, son and daughter.[1]

Career

Lewis' first break into the entertainment industry was as a personal production assistant on The Merv Griffin Show, and he also performed on-stage as a "dancing monster" in the national stage production of Sesame Street Live!

Brad Lewis joined Pixar Animation Studios in November 2001, bringing with him twenty years of film, theatre, television, and advertising production expertise.

Prior to Pixar, Lewis spent thirteen years as a producer, executive producer, and executive vice-president of production at Pacific Data Images, a wholly owned subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation SKG. He was a producer on the animated feature film Antz. His other feature film production credits include Forces of Nature, The Peacemaker and "Broken Arrow."

Lewis produced television specials such as Hanna-Barbera's The Last Halloween, for which he won an Emmy, and the first 3D episode of The Simpsons. He received a second Emmy for graphic design utilized on ABC's Monday Night Football. Additionally, Lewis' commercial production work netted him two Clios.

He recently worked as producer on Ratatouille in 2008.

He is currently directing Cars 2 which will be released in summer 2011.[4]

He also was voice director of the English version of Ponyo.

Local politics

Lewis served five years on the San Carlos Parks & Recreation Commission before being elected to the city's council in 2005.[1] He became vice-mayor in 2006[2] and mayor in 2007.

Filmography

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Producer

Director

  • Cars 2 (2011)
  • Ponyo (2009) (English Voice Talent Director)
  • Fine Food and Film: A Conversation with Brad Bird and Thomas Keller (2007)

Actor

Visual Effects

Other

  • Shrek (2001) (special thanks)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Mayor Brad Lewis", City of San Carlos website
  2. ^ a b "Lewis new mayor of San Carlos" Mark Abramson, Oakland Tribune, December 26, 2007 gives his age (as of 2007) as 49
  3. ^ The League of Women Voters' page on his election (link) notes that, as of the 2005 election, he had been resident in San Carlos for 14 years
  4. ^ "The Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Motion Pictures Through 2012". Walt Disney Company, via PRNewswire. 2008-04-08. http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-08-2008/0004789174&EDATE=. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 

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