Peter Bart


Peter Bart

Peter Bart, an American journalist and film producer born July 24, 1932 and has served a lengthy tenure as editor in chief of "Variety", know and the Bible of show business, since 1989. Bart is also co-host of the weekly television show, "Shootout" (formerly "Sunday Morning Shootout") with film producer Peter Guber, which since 2003 has been carried on the AMC Network and is also seen in syndication and in 53 countries around the world.

Starting in 1967 Bart worked as an executive at Paramount Pictures, rising to vice president in charge of production. He played a key role in such films as “The Godfather,” “Paper Moon,” “Harold and Maude,” “True Grit” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” After an eight year stint at Paramount he went on to become senior vice president for production at MGM and President of Lorimar Films, where he was involved in such films as “Being There” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” Bart also served as co-producer on such films as “Fun with Dick and Jane” and “Islands in the Stream.”

Bart has published eight books including “Fade Out,” “The Gross,” “Who Killed Hollywood?,” “Shoot out (with Peter Guber), “Thy Kingdom Come” (a novel), “Destinies” (a novel co-written with Denne Bart Petitclerc) “Dangerous Company” (a collection of short stories) and “Boffo” (non-fiction). He served as executive producer of the documentary, “Boffo,” shown on HBO.

Bart was educated at Friends Seminary in New York City, Swarthmore College and the London School of Economics. He served as a reporter and columnist for the New York Times and as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Sun-Times prior to entering the film business at Paramount. He is married to the former Phyllis Fredette. He has two daughters, Dr. Dilys Bart Shelton of San Francisco, and Colby Bart Centrella, of Santa Barbara.

Controversy

A 2001 article about Bart published in Los Angeles Magazine claimed Bart had been responsible for disparaging comments about minorities, but an internal investigation found those charges to be false and inaccurate.

External links

* [http://www.variety.com Variety's Web site]
* [http://www.peterbart.com Peter's blog]
* [http://www.variety.com/bart The Backlot: Peter Bart's weekly colum for Variety]
*imdb name|name=Peter Bart|id=0058371
* [http://www.amctv.com/section/0,,111-EST,00.html Sunday Morning Shootout at AMC]
* [http://www.shootoutdvd.com Sunday Morning Shootout Best of Season 1 on DVD]
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1346/is_9_46/ai_77812549 Los Angeles Magazine Interview with Peter Bart]
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-bart/ Peter Bart's blog at HuffPo]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Peter Biskind — is a journalist, former executive editor of Premiere magazine, [http://www.bloomsbury.com/authors/microsite.asp?id=113 section=1 Bloomsbury.com Bloomsbury Author Information ] ] and the author of numerous books depicting life in Hollywood,… …   Wikipedia

  • Peter Guber — Howard Peter Guber (b. 2 March 1942 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American film producer and executive.CareerNotable films producedPeter Guber was formerly the studio chief at Columbia Pictures and chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures. He is now… …   Wikipedia

  • Bart Latuheru — Barnabas Anthony Peter „Bart“ Latuheru (* 8. November 1965 in Capelle aan den IJssel) ist ein niederländischer ehemaliger Fußballspieler, der als Profi unter anderem für SBV Vitesse aus Arnheim, AZ aus Alkmaar und NEC aus Nimwegen spielte.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bart Simpsons — Bart Simpson Bartholomew Jo Jo Simpson Personnage de Les Simpson Alias Bart Origine États Unis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant — Date January 1, 2009 (2009 01 01) Time 2:15 AM PST (10:15 UTC) Location Oakland, California, United States Casualties 1 killed Oscar Grant was fatally shot …   Wikipedia

  • Bart Simpson — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bartholomew Bart Jo jo Simpson Personaje de Los Simpson …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bart's House of Weirdness — Éditeur Konami Développeur Distinctive Software …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bart Ehrman — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bart D. Ehrman es un erudito sobre el Nuevo Testamento y experto en el paleocristianismo. Recibió su Ph.D y Magíster en Divinidad del Seminario Teológico de Princeton donde estudió bajo Bruce Metzger. Actualmente es …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bart of Darkness — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bart of Darkness Episodio de Los Simpson Episodio n.º Temporada 6 Episodio 104 Código de producción 1F22 Guionista(s) Dan McGrath Director Jim Reardon …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bart de Ligt — Bart de Ligt, eigentlicher Name: Bartholomeus de Ligt (* 17. Juli 1883 in Schalkwijk, Provinz Utrecht, Niederlande; † 3. September 1938 in Nantes, Frankreich) war ein niederländischer Antimilitarist, Theologe, Autor u …   Deutsch Wikipedia