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Sidney Ganis

Sidney Ganis, American film company executive, former motion picture association executive. Recipient North Atlantic Treaty Organization Chairman's Marketing award, 1983. Member of Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (board governors 1973-1977, 1979-1981, 1992—2001, since 2002, president 2005-2009).

Background

  • Ganis, Sidney was born on January 8, 1940 in Brooklyn.

  • Education

    • Student, Brooklyn College.

    Career

    • Staff writer, newspaper & wire service contact 20th Century Fox, 1961—1962. Publicity manager Seven Arts Productions, 1965—1969. Production publicity manager Warners Seven Arts, 1969—1970.

      Studio publicity director Cinema Center Films, 1970—1974. Director advertising Warner Brothers, 1974—1977, vice president worldwide advertising & publicity, 1977—1979. Senior vice president Lucasfilm Ltd., 1979—1986.

      Executive vice president, president worldwide marketing Paramount Pictures, 1986—1988, president motion picture group, 1988—1991. Executive vice president Columbia/TriStar Motion Pictures, 1991—1996, president worldwide marketing, 1992—1996. Founder Out of the Blue Entertainment, since 1996.

      Board directors Marvel Entertainment, Inc., since 1999.

    Works

    • Actor: (films) All the President's Men, 1976, Little Nicky, 2000, Anger Management, 2003, Montgomery West and the Wings of Death, 2003, Click, 2006. Actor, producer: Mr. Deeds, 2002.

      Akeelah and the Bee, 2006. Executive producer: (television films) Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981, The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981 (Emmy award for Outstanding Informational Special, 1982), The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1984. Producer: (films) Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, 1999, Big Daddy, 1999, The Master of Disguise, 2002.

    Membership

    Member of Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (board governors 1973-1977, 1979-1981, 1992—2001, since 2002, president 2005-2009).

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Ganis; children: Chloe, Kristina, Julia, Laura.
    • spouse: Nancy Ganis
    • children: Chloe Ganis
    • Kristina Ganis
    • Julia Ganis
    • Laura Ganis
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    Born January 8, 1940
    Nationality
    • 1961 - 1962
      Staff writer
    • 1965 - 1969
      publicity manager, Seven Arts Productions
    • 1969 - 1970
      production publicity manager, Warners Seven Arts
    • 1970 - 1974
      studio publicity director, Cinema Center Films
    • 1979 - 1986
      senior, vice president Lucasfilm Limited
    • 1996
      founder Out of the Blue Entertainment
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