Arnold Leibovit

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Arnold Leibovit
Arnold Leibovit December 2015
Born (1950-06-18) June 18, 1950 (age 66)
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter

Arnold Leibovit is an American director, producer, and screenwriter of feature films and musical productions. An acting member of the Producers Guild of America, he has produced, directed, and written several feature films. As part of his career, he has devoted over 20 years to the work of George Pal. Included is the production of the George Pal biopic The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal,[1][2] for which he received a CINE Golden Eagle Award in the Arts category in 1986[3] and The George Pal Memorial Award (also known as the Saturn Award) from The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films in 1987. In addition, he produced other works focusing on Pal including The Puppetoon Movie.[4]

In 2002 he served as the executive producer for The Time Machine.[5] Leibovit had earlier obtained the rights to the H.G. Wells book and the 1960 MGM motion picture through the George Pal estate. This film was produced under the direction of Wells' great-grandson Simon Wells.[6]

Arnold Leibovit was born and raised in south Florida, a child of Hungarian ancestry. George Pal was also Hungarian and had fled from Germany to Holland and then to the United States as Hitler was beginning his reign in Europe. Leibovit became interested in Pal and his movies and, as he embarked on his career in filmmaking, Pal rose to the top of his interests. In 1985, he produced the first and only filmed documentary of the life of George Pal.[7]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Internet Movie Database
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  4. ^ Archived September 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ IGN
  6. ^ IGN
  7. ^ Archived December 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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