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Name  Stephen Brown

Role  Producer
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Born  January 18, 1961 (age 54) (1961-01-18) Los Angeles, California
Occupation  Producer, media executive, entrepreneur
Similar People  Arnold Kopelson, Andrew Davis, Lucinda Jenney, Arnon Milchan, Costa‑Gavras

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Stephen Brown (born January 18, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is an American producer, media executive and entrepreneur.

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He has spent the thrust of his career in the Media Industry as a senior executive and board member of an internationally based and publicly owned motion picture finance, distribution and marketing/licensing company and as a producer of motion pictures for one of Hollywood’s leading production companies.

Some of the most popular productions in which he is credited include motion pictures such as Seven, The Fugitive, The Devil's Advocate and A Perfect Murder.

Biography

A Los Angeles, California native, Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He currently lives in both New York City and Los Angeles, and for many years lived between Rome, Italy and Los Angeles.

In February 2015 Stephen joined Y Production as Chief Executive Officer. Y Production, based in Istanbul, Turkey is a motion picture finance and production company with additional offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Stephen serves as Producer of the Company’s first motion picture, currently entitled “The Ottoman Lieutenant” starring Josh Hartnett, Michiel Huisman, Sir Ben Kingsley and Hera Hilmar and directed by Joseph Ruben.

Stephen will serve as a producer on the Company’s next project, a motion picture about Rumi, the 13th Century mystic and poet, which is being developed with the Academy Award winning writer David Franzoni (“Gladiator”, “Amistad”, “King Arthur”).

Concurrently, Stephen is a Co-Founder and Partner in Ambitious Productions (www.ambitiousfilm.com). Founded in 2011 with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Ambitious is a fully integrated digital and traditional media production, studio and camera rental, and entertainment lifestyle company. His responsibilities include the oversight of operations, production, legal and finance activities.

Previously, Stephen served as President and CEO of USA-Intertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Intertainment AG, a publicly held media company based in Munich, German. In 2000, Stephen formed USA-Intertainment, a motion picture development, financing and production company in Los Angeles. He also served as Deputy Chairman of Intertainment AG from 2001 through 2003 and as a member of its Executive Board through 2007.

Prior to joining Intertainment, Stephen was President of Kopelson Entertainment, where he managed corporate affairs; the negotiation, acquisition and development of all literary properties; and, in coordination with studio executives, all development, production, worldwide distribution and marketing activities (including budget, talent contract negotiations, and release plans) of major motion pictures. Stephen joined forces with renowned producer Arnold Kopelson in 1989. The motion pictures created during his nearly 12-year tenure have garnered approximately $2 billion in receipts to date.

Stephen’s Filmography includes eleven major motion pictures, including: “Twisted” Executive Producer Paramount Pictures, “A Perfect Murder” Executive Producer Warner Bros., Devil's Advocate Co-Producer Warner Bros., “Eraser” Co-Producer Warner Bros., “Seven” Co-Producer New Line Cinema, “Outbreak” Co-Producer Warner Bros., and “The Fugitive” Co-Producer Warner Bros.

Stephen’s nearly twenty years of film production, management, operations and sales and marketing experience in Hollywood and internationally are supported by a decade of private and commercial capital formation enterprise, investor relations, corporate communications and marketing in New York City as Vice President of John De Nigris Associates.

Since 2008 he has served as a consultant to Vahid & Associates Brand Futurists in Bahrain, advising companies and individuals looking to launch businesses in the Gulf Region as well as local media companies with brand redevelopment and extension activities.

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Stephen Brown (film producer) Wikipedia