Ralph Winter (producer)

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Ralph Winter
Born (1952-04-24) April 24, 1952 (age 62)
Glendale, California
Nationality American
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1978 – present
Spouse(s) Judy Beth Brown

Ralph Winter is a Hollywood film producer who has helped to produce blockbuster movies such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Star Trek series as well as "I, Robot" and the first remake of "Planet of the Apes." His films have grossed collectively over $2 billion (USD).

Winter is also a partner in ThomasWinterCooke, which produces television commercials and represents a number of commercial directors.

Winter is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He has helped along such film schools as the Veracity Project, Biola University, and lectured at Regent College, Vancouver. He is also a member of the Entertainment & Tourism Management Advisory Board at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton.

Early life and career[edit]

Ralph Winter is a native of Glendale, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied History. His first experience in production was producing training videos for Broadway Department Stores. In 1978, Winter started working in the film business for Paramount Pictures television, where he worked on Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork and Mindy. Following his experiences in television he started working alongside Harve Bennett on the Star Trek films. He was an associate producer on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, executive producer on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and producer on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Christian films produced[edit]

Winter also is active in producing Christian movies, such as Thr3e, based on Ted Dekker's book, and Hangman's Curse and The Visitation, both of which were novel-to-movie creations written by Christian author Frank Peretti. His latest Christian film House was released in March 2009.

Winter is a Presbyterian and his faith influenced him to co-operate on a movie based on the Left Behind series of books, although he left that project before it was completed. Recently, it was announced he is producing a film version of C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters.[1]

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