Caldecot Chubb

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Caldecot Chubb
Born 1950

Caldecot Chubb (born 1950) is a producer who has produced movies such as the 1997 critically acclaimed drama Eve's Bayou, Hoffa, Unthinkable, The Crow, Dark Blue and Pootie Tang.[1]

After successfully building a small business in New York publishing fine art photography, Caldecot Chubb has worked in Los Angeles as a producer and senior production executive since the mid-1980s with stints at Pressman Film Corp. from 1988 to 1992, from 1994 to 2003 at Alphaville, and at Groundswell Productions in 2006–2007. Collectively in those sixteen years as an executive, he supervised the development and production of several dozen films besides his own. Presently, Chubb is a producer on his own account, working in a wide variety of financing and distribution environments, and in 2010, he branched out into managing writers and directors.

While continuing his movie and television work, in 2011 he partnered with Ron Martinez, founder and CEO of Invention Arts LLC, to create Aerbook, a digital publishing environment for authors and creators to make, publish and share media-rich, optionally interactive ebooks and apps designed for the fast-growing tablet marketplace.

Chubb personally produced nine movies: Unthinkable, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen, and Carrie-Anne Moss, released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2010; Believe in Me, starring Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern & Heather Matarrazzo, released by IFC Films in 2007; Dark Blue starring Kurt Russell and directed by Ron Shelton (United Artists, 2003); Pootie Tang (Paramount, 2001), with Chris Rock; Eve's Bayou, Kasi Lemmons' debut picture, with Samuel L. Jackson; Hoffa, starring Jack Nicholson and directed by and co-starring Danny DeVito; Charles Burnett's much acclaimed To Sleep With Anger; Waiting for the Light with Shirley MacLaine and Teri Garr; and Cherry 2000, starring Melanie Griffith.

Chubb has also served as an executive producer, most recently in 2013 on Het Diner, an adaptation of Herman Koch's Dutch novel of the same name, directed by Menno Meyjes, and Dominique Deruddere's "Flying Home," starring Jamie Dornan. Previously he was executive producer on Ed Harris's Appaloosa, based on the Robert Parker novel, starring Mr. Harris, Viggo Mortenson, Renée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons (WB/New Line, 2008); Michael Almereyda's Tonight at Noon, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lauren Ambrose, Connie Nielsen and Rutger Hauer; and Alex Proyas's The Crow, starring Brandon Lee, which Miramax released in 1994. He was associate producer on the Taviani brothers' Good Morning, Babylon.

In television he was executive producer of five films: Banshee (Oxygen Network, 2006), Everyday People (HBO Films, 2004), Don't Look Back for HBO in 1996, and Avalanche for Fox in 1994; and was an executive producer of the four-hour mini-series Attila for Studios USA and the USA Network, which aired 2001. He is an executive producer of The National Tree for Hallmark.

2008 saw the release on disc of William Eggleston's 'Stranded in Canton,' a documentary Mr. Chubb produced with Robert Gordon, created from videotapes made in 1973 by the noted American photographer William Eggleston, which had a premiere screening at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005 and is featured in a retrospective of Eggleston's work, which opened in late 2008 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and finished its run in late 2010 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Chubb managed the affairs of the Eggleston Artistic Trust from 1999 to 2010.

Chubb is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in the Producer Branch. He is married with two daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caldecot Chubb". Retrieved April 14, 2011.