Tod Scott Brody

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Tod Scott Brody (born October 23, 1956) is an American film producer,[1] editor, and still photographer who, during the 1980s, was an executive at both Cannon Films and MGM. He was associated with Miramax and the producer Scott Rudin during the 1990s, and was an executive producer on the film Marvin's Room, which starred Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton (Oscar-nomination for her role), Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro.

Some of Mr. Brody's additional credits include The First Wives Club, Wigstock: The Movie, The Natural, Inspector Gadget, Thir13en Ghosts, Manny & Lo, Flirting with Disaster, Raise the Red Lantern, Great Expectations, as well as the TV-shows New York News, Sesame Street, Gullah Gullah Island, What Not to Wear, Helen of Troy, Vietnam War Story, and American Masters.

Advertising & Commercial Production[edit]

Prior to joining Cannon Films in Hollywood as Head of Post Production, Brody worked in advertising and commercial production. After leaving University in 1976, he joined the staff at the ad agency, Ted Bates AB in Stockholm as a studio still photographer, shooting everything from people to product photography. He returned to New York a year later where he worked at the In-House Production Company at Ogilvy & Mather on several accounts most notably, American Express, and then joined Ted Bates in Stockholm once again as a commercial producer working on the Marabou and Apotekarnes accounts.

From 1979 thru 1984, he worked at several well-known production companies in New York, producing commercials for a wide range of clients including Volkswagen, Canon, Coppertone, Lincoln Mercury, The U.S. Postal Service, Chemical Bank, Barclay's Bank, Ship n' Shore, Fayva, Gillette, De Beers, Avon, Oil of Olay, WNBC News, Leggs, 7-Up, Glaxo, Toni, Coleco, Wella Balsam, Lux Soap, Duncan Hines, Post Fruit & Fiber, Weight Watchers, Windex, ABC Television, Fawcett Paperbacks, Keepsake Diamond Engagement Rings, Minute Rice, Goodyear, The American Cancer Society, and Puffs Tissues, as well as Music Videos for Pat Benatar, Kiss, Zebra, Rachel Sweet, Wire Train, and The Bongos "Number With Wings" which was nominated for Best Direction at the 1st MTV Music Awards!

Vampire Weekend[edit]

The cover of Vampire Weekend's 2010 album Contra is a Polaroid taken by Mr. Brody during a casting session at Cherbuti Films in NYC during the summer of 1983.


In 1997, the Producers & Executive Producers of Marvin's Room.[2] received a Christopher Award. First presented in 1949, the Christopher Awards were established by Christopher founder Father James Keller to salute media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”


  1. ^ Willis, John (2000-02-01). Screen World 1997. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 161–. ISBN 978-1-55783-320-4. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ IMDb. "Awards for Marvin's Room". 

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