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Lindsay Doran est une Producteur Américaine née le 1949 à Los Angeles (Etats-Unis)

Lindsay Doran

Lindsay Doran
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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 1949 (73 ans) à Los Angeles (Etats-Unis)

Lindsay Doran (c. 1949) is an American film producer and studio executive who has worked on such films as This Is Spinal Tap, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sense and Sensibility, Stranger Than Fiction, and Nanny McPhee.

Biographie

Much of Doran's family has worked in the Hollywood film industry. She was born to D. A. Doran, a 55-year-old veteran Hollywood executive producer. Her mother, Marion Avery, began her career in film as a script typewriter for Preston Sturgess before marrying D.A., and later became head of the play department at Columbia Pictures. Doran also has a brother, Daniel, a publicist whose work includes the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. She recalled, "[Film] was all around me and what I saw was people who loved it and people who did not have to compromise who they were to be successful in the movie business." D.A. used to provide his daughter with screenplays and short stories, asking her opinion on whether they could be adapted into good films.

In 1967, Doran began attending Barnard College, an all-women liberal arts college in New York City. There, she studied English literature but due to financial constraints she transferred after her first year to University of California, Los Angeles. After three semesters, Doran then transferred to University of California, Santa Cruz, taking "courses in dance, art history, music and architecture." Upon graduating, she moved to London in 1971. She explained of the experience, "I thought I wanted to live there forever, but I couldn't get a visa. I did some writing for film encyclopedias. I had a flat with no heat in Earl's Court and a lot of free time, so I spent most of it in the Brompton Road library. I'd pick an author and read everything." It was in London that she acquired a love of Jane Austen and her works, especially Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility.


Career in film industry
Doran moved to State College, Pennsylvania upon returning from London, where she worked for seven years with public television, first as a secretary and later as a producer and writer. She met her husband, architectural designer Rodney Kemerer, there before returning to Los Angeles, despite her previous desire to not live in the city or work in the film business. Having to begin anew in a new place, Doran found that her "skills writing for public television were completely useless," forcing her to again take work as a secretary. She worked at the Screen Actors Guild, where she "learned a lot" and soon received another job at Hollywood studio Avco Embassy Pictures, working her way up. When Doran was approximately thirty-years old, she became an executive at Embassy. There, she worked on comedy films directed by Rob Reiner, including This Is Spinal Tap and The Sure Thing. In 1985, she became the vice president of production for Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles. Her early work as a studio executive at Paramount saw her supervising five films simultaneously. She stated that it was "a 12-hour a day job. It was difficult to get involved on a line by line basis in a screenplay and I did it anyway because that's what I love to do." There, she oversaw the development of Ghost, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Naked Gun, Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, among other films. She developed the script for the 1991 film Dead Again, beginning a professional relationship with actress Emma Thompson that would last more than five films and twenty years.

In 1989, Doran became a producer at Mirage Enterprises, a studio co-founded by actor Sidney Pollack. She found that in contrast to being a studio executive, the role of a producer required that she "initiate everything" rather than receive calls from others. She commented, "But in the end that's what I prefer because I can work closely on the script and be in the editing room if that's what it requires. You can supervise every aspect of it." One of her first tasks in her new role was attending a company retreat to brainstorm new projects. Doran suggested Sense and Sensibility to the studio, her favorite book. After the film Dead Again had wrapped, she successfully persuaded Thompson to adapt it to film. Doran explained, "For 10 years I'd been trying to find somebody I thought could adapt it. Usually romantics are too optimistic and dreamy to see Austen's cynicism, and satirists are too cynical to believe in romance." Thompson fit Doran's criteria for a good screenwriter, despite the actress never having wrote a screenplay before. The resulting production of Sense and Sensibility earned Thompson an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, making her the only person to have won an Oscar for both her writing and acting (Thompson won the Best Actress award for Howards End, in 1993). Along with producing, Doran had a small cameo in the film as a maid.

In 1996, Doran ended her partnership with Pollack citing a need for change, and was quickly hired as the new president and chief operating officer of small studio United Artists, replacing John Calley. There, Thompson approached her with a proposal to adapt the stories of Nurse Matilda into film, with Thompson starring. She and Doran proceeded to work on the adaptation for "a good seven years" and released Nanny McPhee two years later, in 2005. Doran noted that MGM, owner of United Artists, "didn't want to make the movie and didn't believe in it. A lot of people wanted to do it and Working Title came to us and were interested in working with Emma and with Kirk Jones who was attached as the director so they were willing to put up the money through Universal so we made the movie that way." They released its sequel, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, in 2010. Other films Doran oversaw included Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Ronin, and The Thomas Crown Affair.

Ses meilleurs films

La Firme (1993)
(Producteur exécutif)
Raison et Sentiments (1995)
(Producteur)
Sabrina (1995)
(Producteur exécutif)

Le plus souvent avec

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(5 films)
Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner
(1 films)
Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
(3 films)
Ed Solomon
Ed Solomon
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Lindsay Doran (9 films)

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Production

Nanny McPhee & le big bang, 1h49
Réalisé par Susanna White
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantastique, Comédie, Fantasy
Thèmes Films pour enfants
Acteurs Emma Thompson, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Asa Butterfield, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Smith
Rôle Producteur
Note61% 3.054423.054423.054423.054423.05442
Avec ses trois enfants Norman, Megsie et Vincent qui ne cessent de se chamailler, son mari Rory parti à la guerre, son beau-frère Phil qui la pousse à lui vendre la ferme familiale, sa patronne M Docherty victime de pertes de mémoire et l'arrivée de ses deux insupportables neveux de Londres, Célia et Cyril, Isabel Green n'en peut plus.
L'Incroyable destin de Harold Crick, 1h53
Réalisé par Marc Forster
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Fantasy, Romance
Thèmes Film traitant du cinéma, Film sur un écrivain
Acteurs Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Christian Stolte
Rôle Producteur
Note74% 3.749173.749173.749173.749173.74917
Inspecteur des impôts à Chicago, Harold Crick mène une vie banale et sans relief. Un matin pourtant normal, il entend une narratrice commenter tous ses faits et gestes. Cette voix, qu'il est seul à entendre, s'insinue dès lors dans son existence quotidienne. Pour Harold, dont les journées sont faites d'habitudes bien rodées, c'est une perturbation inédite ! De gênante, la situation va devenir cauchemardesque lorsque la voix féminine annonce sa mort prochaine. Harold va consulter une psychiatre, qui lui déclare sans ménagement qu'il est schizophrène.
Nanny McPhee, 1h37
Réalisé par Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Fantastique, Comédie, Fantasy
Thèmes Magie, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, Derek Jacobi, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton
Rôle Producteur
Note65% 3.2999453.2999453.2999453.2999453.299945
Cédric Brown est veuf depuis peu, et ses sept enfants, Simon, Tora, Eric, Lily, Christiana, Sébastien et Agatha ont déjà fait fuir dix-sept nounous par leurs comportements insupportables.
Raison et Sentiments, 2h15
Réalisé par Ang Lee
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Greg Wise, Gemma Jones
Rôle Producteur
Note76% 3.848743.848743.848743.848743.84874
En vertu de la loi de l'époque, John Dashwood, le fils aîné, hérite tous les biens de son père, Henry Dashwood, laissant, malgré sa promesse à son père mourant, la deuxième épouse de ce dernier et ses trois demi-sœurs dans une situation financière précaire. Son épouse Fanny, une femme au cœur sec, se conduit avec elles de façon odieuse, aussi se décident-elles à quitter rapidement le beau domaine de Norland, dans le Sussex, pour rejoindre, dans le lointain Devonshire, le modeste Barton Cottage que sir John Middleton, un cousin de madame Dashwood, leur loue à un prix très raisonnable.
Sabrina
Sabrina (1995)
, 2h7
Réalisé par Sydney Pollack
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Comédie romantique, Romance
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, Fanny Ardant, Richard Crenna
Rôle Producteur exécutif
Note62% 3.148893.148893.148893.148893.14889
Sabrina, fille de chauffeur, a passé toute sa jeunesse dans les dépendances de la somptueuse demeure des richissimes patrons de son père.
La Firme
La Firme (1993)
, 2h34
Réalisé par Sydney Pollack
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller
Thèmes Mafia, Le monde du travail, Gangsters
Acteurs Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook
Rôle Producteur exécutif
Note67% 3.399953.399953.399953.399953.39995
Mitch McDeere est un jeune avocat très prometteur de Boston, fraîchement diplômé de la faculté de droit d'Harvard. Très courtisé par les divers recruteurs d'institutions financières, il choisit finalement l'offre d'un petit cabinet d'avocats de Memphis dans le Tennessee, le cabinet « Bendini, Lambert & Locke ».
En quête de liberté, 1h50
Réalisé par Edward Zwick
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Thèmes Transport, Automobile, Road movie
Acteurs Meg Tilly, Christine Lahti, Patrika Darbo, Lenny Von Dohlen, Maury Chaykin, Brett Cullen
Rôle Producteur
Note65% 3.2972853.2972853.2972853.2972853.297285
Une jeune paumée désertant le foyer conjugal et une barmaid au fort tempérament s'unissent le temps d'un voyage routier censé les conduire vers une vie meilleure.
Dead Again
Dead Again (1991)
, 1h47
Réalisé par Kenneth Branagh
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Fantasy, Policier, Romance
Thèmes Maladie, Religion, Folie, Le handicap
Acteurs Kenneth Branagh, Andy García, Emma Thompson, Lois Hall, Richard Easton, Wayne Knight
Rôle Producteur
Note68% 3.447513.447513.447513.447513.44751
Mike Church est un détective de Los Angeles, spécialisé dans la recherche de personnes disparues. On le charge du cas mystérieux d'une jeune femme amnésique qu'il baptise Grace. Celle-ci fait des cauchemars évoquant le meurtre d'une pianiste, prénommée Margaret, par son mari, Roman Strauss, à la fin des années 1940. En attendant de résoudre le mystère des cauchemars, Church empêche l'habile enlèvement de Grace par son soi-disant fiancé. Pressé par cette tentative, Church est contraint de faire appel à un antiquaire douteux, pratiquant l'hypnose, pour aider Grace...
Spinal Tap
Spinal Tap (1984)
, 1h22
Réalisé par Rob Reiner
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie musicale, Musical
Thèmes La mer, La musique, Transport, Musique
Acteurs Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Fran Drescher, Bruno Kirby
Rôle Exécutif en charge de la production
Note78% 3.948363.948363.948363.948363.94836
Le film condense sur un groupe de heavy metal fictif toutes sortes de mésaventures, basées sur des faits réels ou imaginaires : jouer pour un bal du troisième âge ou dans une base militaire, se perdre dans les coulisses, voir le groupe tiraillé par les conflits d'ego entre leaders ou encore voir ses batteurs mourir les uns après les autres dans des circonstances improbables telles que combustion humaine spontanée, mort par étouffement dans du vomi (pas le sien, celui de quelqu'un d'autre), etc.