Mike Medavoy


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Birth Name: Mike Medavoy
Born: 01/21/1941
Birth Place: Shanghai, CN

In 1974, Medavoy shifted to film production joining United Artists (UA) as senior vice president of production. Under his tenure, he influenced the production and release of such seminal 70s movies as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975; Oscar for Best Picture), "Network" (1976), "Rocky" (1976; Oscar for Best Picture) and "Annie Hall" (1977; Oscar for Best Picture). Along with UA's four most senior management executives--Arthur Krim, Eric Pleskow, William Bernstein and Robert Benjamin (the five stars in the company's constellation logo)--Medavoy founded mini-major Orion Pictures in 1978 in partnership with Warner Communications. In 1982, the partners (minus Benjamin) purchased Filmways d... Continue Bio >>

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