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Barbara Dorman Boyle

Barbara Dorman Boyle, American film company executive. Bar: California 1961, New York 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Named University of California at Los Angeles Law School Alumni of Yr, 1999, Women in Film Crystal award, 2000.

Background

  • Boyle, Barbara Dorman was born on August 11, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of William and Edith (Kleiman) Dorman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English with honors, University California, Berkeley, 1957. Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960.

    Career

    • Attorney business affairs department, corporation assistant secretary American International Pictures, Los Angeles, 1960-1965. Partner Cohen & Boyle, 1967-1974. Executive vice president, general counsel, chief operation officer New World Pictures, 1974-1982.

      Senior vice president production Orion Pictures Corporation, 1982-1985. Executive vice president production Radio-Keith-Orpheum Pictures, 1986-1987. President Sovereign Pictures, Inc., 1988-1992, Boyle and Taylor Productions, 1993-1999, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, 2000—2003.

      Chair film, television and digital media department University of California at Los Angeles, since 2003. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1961, New York 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.

    Works

    • Executive producer (film) Eight Men Out, 1987, Bottle Rocket, 1995, Campus Man. Producer (films) Mistress Munck, 1995, Phenomenon, 1996, Instinct, 1999. Executive producer The Hi Line, 1998.

      Co-producer Phenomenon II, 2002. Contributor chapters to books.

    Membership

    Board directors University of California at Los Angeles Law Fund Committee, Los Angeles Women's Campaign Fund. President Indiana Feature Project/West. Founding member entertainment advisory council school law University of California at Los Angeles, co-chairman 1979-1980, co-chair, 2002-2003.

    Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (executive committee), Academy television Arts and Sciences (executive committee), Women in Film (president 1977-1978), Hollywood Women's Political Committee, California Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Kevin Boyle, November 26, 1960. Children: David Eric, Paul Coleman.
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    Born August 11, 1935
    • 1957
      University California
    • 1960
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 2003
      president, Sovereign Pictures
    • 1960 - 1965
      Attorney, secretary American International Pictures
    • 1960 - 1965
      corporation assistant, secretary American International Pictures
    • 1967 - 1974
      partner, Cohen & Boyle
    • 1974 - 1982
      executive, New World Pictures
    • 1974 - 1982
      general counsel, New World Pictures
    • 1974 - 1982
      chief operation officer, New World Pictures
    • 1982 - 1985
      senior, vice president production Orion Pictures Corporation
    • 1986 - 1987
      executive, vice president production Radio-Keith-Orpheum Pictures
    • 1988 - 1992
      president, Sovereign Pictures
    • 1993 - 1999
      president, Sovereign Pictures
    • 2003
      chair film
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