John W. Hyde

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John W. Hyde has been working in the entertainment industry for over 40 years. Born March 29, 1941 in Jackson, Michigan he is married to Kate Morris Hyde and lives in both Los Angeles County and Badger, California.

Biography[edit]

Hyde is a member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where he has been nominated for five Emmy Awards, winning one.[1][2] He is a former officer and director of The Cousteau Society. He was also a founding member, as well as Vice Chairman and Board member, of the American Film Market. Hyde and his wife own Fairlea Ranch and raise World Champion American Quarter Horses. Hyde graduated from New York University with additional international economic studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Prior to 1990
Hyde was involved in production, distribution and as a management consultant overseeing the domestic and foreign distribution of nearly 125 motion pictures and television shows. His production credits include Short Circuit, Flight Of The Navigator, 8 Million Ways To Die, NeverEnding Story, Mighty Mouse, Homicide: Life on the Street, 9½ Weeks, UHF, and the award-winning Das Boot.

1990 to 1995
As CEO of MCEG Sterling, a publicly held motion picture production, distribution, library and consulting company, Hyde reorganized MCEG in 1990 after reaching a major compromise with GE Capital. He then consolidated a series of independent film libraries into MCEG and subsequently engineered a four way merger of MCEG Sterling with Orion Pictures, Activa Corporation, and Metromedia International.

1996 to 2000
Hyde was CEO of Crossroads V Communications, a leading entertainment industry consulting and management firm. During this period, as CEO of Starbound Records, a music library of over 17,000 digital masters, he reorganized the company and subsequently sold the library. Also during this time Hyde was court appointed CEO/Trustee for Riklis TV Broadcasting (KADY/KADE Television) which he sold on behalf of the creditors in 1999.

2000 to 2003
Hyde was brought into Film Roman as President and CEO to reorganize the company. Hyde successfully stopped the negative cash flow, cut back the corporate overhead, and generated new business, Tripping the Rift, Eloise, Wow Wow Wubbzy, and Motocross, while continuing to produce The Simpsons and King of the Hill and deliver them to the Fox Network on a timely basis. IDT Entertainment bought control of Film Roman in 2003.

2003 to 2006
Hyde was Chief Operating Officer of IDT Entertainment and CEO of IDTE Productions, New Arc Productions, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment, and Film Roman. Through a series of acquisitions, and start up subsidiaries, IDT Entertainment grew from $27,000 in revenues in 2003 to annualized revenues of nearly $250,000,000 in 2006. Hyde was responsible for organizing these acquisitions and subsidiaries and creating an infrastructure to give IDT Entertainment a cohesive production and distribution system for motion pictures, cable, DVD, and television. Hyde oversaw all operations of IDT Entertainment day-to-day and led team handling the due diligence, sale, and integration into Starz/Liberty Media.

2007 to 2008
Hyde recently served as Vice Chairman of Starz Media who purchased IDT Entertainment in 2006 for nearly $500,000,000. Hyde was responsible for integrating the newly acquired IDT companies into the Starz group of companies.

During his years as an industry management consultant Hyde oversaw the restructuring or reorganization of Avenue Entertainment, Filmstar, Management Company Entertainment Group, Cannon Films, Hemdale Entertainment, Reeves Entertainment, Peregrine Entertainment, Orion, AME Video, MGM, Fries Entertainment, and Riklis TV Broadcasting.

Present
John W. Hyde is currently Vice Chairman of Image Entertainment the leading U. S. independent distributor of DVD, digital and broadcast rights with a catalog of nearly 4000 titles. Hyde was a founding Director of T&M Entertainment which successfully raised $82,000,000 publicly to acquire an entertainment company. In addition, Hyde has founded Rehab Incorporated which consists of Rehab Entertainment, a television and film, and intellectual rights company, as well as Rehab Consulting, an entertainment and media consulting company. Rehab Consulting is continuing to advise Starz Media on Vanguard Entertainment and the Vanguard Studios in Vancouver and is currently consulting with the Jim Henson Company to expand their operation and bring in additional financing. Rehab Entertainment is currently developing three feature films, Short Circuit 3 for the Weinstein Company, Flight Of The Navigator 2 with Disney, and Walk Among The Tombstones based on the motion picture 8 Million Ways to Die and the Lawrence Block book series.

Filmography[edit]

Theatrical Feature Films[edit]

Space Chimps, Executive Producer, FOX (Animated Feature). The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Executive Producer, Weinstein Company (Animated Feature). Everyone’s Hero, Executive Producer, FOX (Animated Feature). UHF, Producer, Orion Pictures (Feature Film). Lost Boys, Co-Executive Producer, Warner Bros. (Feature Film). Short Circuit, Executive Producer, Tri-Star (Feature Film). Flight of the Navigator, Executive Producer, Disney (Feature Film). 9 ½ Weeks, Executive in Charge of Production, MGM (Feature Film). Clan of the Cave Bear, Executive Producer, Warner Bros. (Feature Film). The Neverending Story, Executive Producer, Warner Bros. (Feature Film). Fire & Ice, Executive Producer, 20th Century Fox (Animated Feature). Das Boot, Executive Producer, Bavaria Studios/ Columbia (Feature Film) Dead & Buried, Executive in Charge of Production, Embassy (Feature Film). Venom, Executive in Charge of Production, Paramount (Feature Film). The Final Countdown, Executive in Charge of Production, United Artists (Feature Film). A Change of Seasons, Executive in Charge of Production, 20th Century Fox (Feature Film). The Wanderers, Production Executive, Warner Bros. (Feature Film). Skullduggery, Associate Producer, Universal (Feature Film). Companions In Nightmare, Associate Producer, Universal (Feature Film). Games, Associate Producer, Universal (Feature Film). The Ravagers, Producer, Columbia (Feature Film).

Television Series[edit]

Masters Of Science Fiction (2007), Executive Producer, ABC (Live Action Series). Painkiller Jane, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (Live Action Series). Masters Of Horror (2005–2007), Executive Producer, Showtime (Live Action Series). Andy Williams, Kraft Music Hall, Production Executive, MCA-TV (TV Series). Lloyd Thaxton Show, Production Executive, MCA-TV (TV Series).

Animated TV Series[edit]

The Simpsons (2000–2007), Executive Producer (Animation), Fox (Animated TV Series). King of the Hill (2000–2007), Executive Producer (Animation), Fox (Animated TV Series). Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2006–07), Executive Producer, Nickelodeon 2 (Animated TV Series). Slacker Cats (2007), Executive Producer, ABC Family (Animated TV Series). Tripping the Rift (2004–2005), Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (Animated TV Series). X-Men, Executive Producer, Warner Bros. (Animated TV Series). The Oblongs (2001), Executive Producer, Warner Bros. (Animated TV Series). Free For All (2003), Executive Producer, Showtime (Animated Cable Series). Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures(1987–1988), Executive Producer, CBS Television (Animated TV Series). The Amazing Jorge, Executive Producer, Film Roman (3D Animated Short).

TV Movies[edit]

Death Row, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). Slayer, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). The Happy Elf, Executive Producer, NBC (Animated TV Special). Voodoo Moon, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). The Fallen Ones, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). It Waits, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). Dead & Deader, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). Demon Hunter, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (DTV Movie). Room 6, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). All Souls Day: Dia de los muertos, Executive Producer, Sci-Fi Channel (TV Movie). Motocross, Executive Producer, Disney Channel (TV Movie).

DVD Premier Films[edit]

Rebirth of a Nation, Executive Producer, Starz Media (DVD Premier Documentary). Hellboy: Blood and Iron, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Animated Film). Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Animated Film). Stan Lee Presents: Condor, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Animated Film). Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Animated Film). Eloise Animated Specials, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Animated Specials). The Devil’s Den, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Film). Left in Darkness, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Film). The Garden, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Film). The Darkroom, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Film). The Thirst, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Film). The Toothfairy, Executive Producer, Anchor Bay (DVD Premier Film).

Music Videos[edit]

Frijolero, Executive Producer, Molotov (Animated Music Video). Get In Line, Executive Producer, Bare Naked Ladies (Animated Music Video). Neil Diamond: Brooklyn Roads, Producer-Director, MCA (Music Video). Marcia Straussman:The Flower Children, Producer, MCA (Music Video).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Awards for John W. Hyde. Internet Movie Database]. Retrieved on 2008-06-09.
  2. ^ Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (PDF). Emmys.tv. Retrieved on 2008-07-09.

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