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Don Murphy
Born 1966
New York
Residence California
Nationality United States
Education USC School of Cinema-Television (CNTV)
Alma mater Georgetown University
Occupation Film Producer
Home town Hicksville, New York
Known for Co-producer, Natural Born Killers (1994)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Transformers (2007)
Website
http://www.donmurphy.net/
Notes

Don Murphy (born 1966) is an American film producer who produced Natural Born Killers, among many other films.

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Personal background and education

Born in April 1966, Murphy grew up in Hicksville, New York, was educated at Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the Business School of Georgetown University, in Washington D.C.[1] In the 1980s, during the summer, he worked as a copywriter at Diener Hauser Bates, a "now defunct" advertising company then representing "over 70% of the film studios," on ad campaigns for such films as Blow Out (1981), Under the Rainbow (1981) and Ragtime (1981).[1]

He is married to Susan Montford, a film director, film producer, and screenwriter with whom he frequently collaborates.[1]

Career

Murphy founded Jane & Don Productions, Inc. with Jane Hamsher, a Stark graduate-student colleague.[1] Their first project was optioning then-unknown Quentin Tarantino's original screenplay for Natural Born Killers and co-producing that 1994 satirical crime film, which was directed by Oliver Stone.

In 1998, he formed his own company, Angry Films,[1] which has produced several films, beginning with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) and including Shoot 'em Up (2007), While She Was Out (2008).[2] Murphy is one of the originating producers of the 2007 Transformers film.[3] In 2005 and 2007 Variety reported that Angry Films was also producing an adaptation of We3, a Vertigo Comics miniseries, for New Line Cinema;[4] a feature-film adaptation of Second Sight, the 2000–2001 BBC miniseries starring Clive Owen, for Universal Studios;[5] and Gemini Man, for Walt Disney Company.[6]

Filmography

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Don Murphy (2008). "Human Stuff: Secret Biography". DonMurphy.net. Angry Films (Don Murphy). http://www.donmurphy.net/bio.html. Retrieved 2008-11-22.  
  2. ^ "Don Murphy: Filmography". Moviefone. http://www.moviefone.com/celebrity/don-murphy/1864274/filmography. Retrieved 2008-11-21.  
  3. ^ Anne Thompson (2006-01-13). "For Producer Murphy, 'no' Is Not an Answer" (Web). Hollywood Reporter (Nielsen Business Media). http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001843484. Retrieved 2008-05-23.  
  4. ^ Ben Fritz; Claude Brodesser (2005-06-07). "New Line Takes On 'We3' Killer Cuties". Variety (Reed Elsevier). http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117924066.html?categoryid=1238&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-03-23. "Don Murphy is producing the pic with his AngryFilms [sic] shingle along with Susan Montford and Rick Benattar."  
  5. ^ Dianne Garrett (2007-04-29). "Universal Eyes Sight". Variety (Reed Elsevier). http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117963982.html?categoryid=1970&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-09-17. "Don Murphy is producing the pic with his AngryFilms [sic] shingle along with Susan Montford and Rick Benattar."  
  6. ^ Peter Gilstrap (2007-05-06). "Bruckheimer Finds His Gemini Man". Variety (Reed Elsevier). http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117964381.html?categoryid=1236&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-09-17. "Don Murphy is producing the pic with his AngryFilms [sic] shingle along with Jerry Bruckheimer."  

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