Brad Krevoy

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Brad Krevoy
Born United States
Alma mater Stanford University
Hastings College of the Law
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1987 – present
Spouse(s) Susie Krevoy
Children 3 Daughters

Brad Krevoy (born 1956) is an American film producer, who has been directly involved in the development, finance, production, acquisition, and distribution of more than 100 motion picture and television projects. He is the founder and Chairman/CEO of the Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), a well-regarded supplier of quality films for theatrical, television, and home video release by major and mini-major studios as well as international distributors.

Krevoy maintains a strong connection with his Alma Mater, Stanford University (Class of '78), where he received a BA in Political Science.

Having been in business for over 20 years, MPCA first made its mark with big commercial comedies and genre films and has since expanded into producing and developing English language remakes of successful foreign language films. Mr. Krevoy is also known for jump starting the careers of many young actors and filmmakers who have gone on to become some of the biggest names working in Hollywood today including, the Farrelly brothers, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Ferrell, Viggo Mortensen, Ashley Judd, Jude Law, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Kirsten Dunst, Courteney Cox, Bill Paxton, Ben Foster, Gretchen Mol, and Jon Turteltaub.[citation needed]

Early career to MPCA Founding (1987-1996)[edit]

Brad Krevoy is a graduate of Stanford University and Hastings College of the Law. After graduation, he served as a Legislative Fellow in the California State Legislature and worked as an entertainment attorney at a prominent Los Angeles law firm.

In 1987 Mr. Krevoy and longtime business partner Steve Stabler co-founded the Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), one of the largest suppliers of inexpensive but high-quality films in the industry. He later co-established Concorde Pictures with Roger Corman, ultimately serving as the company's president and working closely with Mr. Corman to manage his vast library of films.

Among his many early works, Mr. Krevoy produced the blockbuster Farrelly brothers comedy Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey as well as the Farrelly's follow-up, Kingpin, starring Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray. Mr. Krevoy also produced Beverly Hills Ninja starring Chris Farley and Jungle 2 Jungle with Tim Allen. Mr. Krevoy's moderately-budgeted 1994 production Threesome, starring Stephen Baldwin and Lara Flynn Boyle, remains one of the most profitable independent films to this day.

Mr. Krevoy expanded upon MPCA's early success and specialty in producing big commercial comedies and genre films with a first look deal at Paramount Pictures in the early 1990s.

Co-President of Orion Pictures (1996–1998)[edit]

In 1996, MPCA was acquired by John Kluge's Metromedia International Group and operated under Metromedia's Orion Pictures Corporation. Mr. Krevoy served as Co-President of Orion Pictures, where he oversaw the production, acquisition, and distribution of Orion's motion picture and television programming. At Orion, he produced films for Academy Award-winner Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and released films such as 1997's Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Prisoner of the Mountains (directed by Sergei Bodrov), and the critically acclaimed Ulee's Gold (directed by Victor Nuñez, presented by Jonathan Demme, and starring Academy Award-winner Peter Fonda).

Restarting MPCA (1998–Present)[edit]

In 1998, Mr. Krevoy returned to his roots and restarted Motion Picture Corporation of America with a distribution deal through MGM. Since then, he has produced over 20 motion pictures including: STARZ!/Encore Pictures boxing drama Joe and Max (which collected both ESPN and ACE award nominations); the Miramax action film Undisputed (starring Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames); the 2002 Sundance premiere Bookies (for director Mark Illsley of Happy, Texas fame); and Boat Trip starring Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, and Roger Moore for Artisan/Lionsgate.

Mr. Krevoy also produced the supernatural thriller Stephen King's Riding the Bullet starring Jonathan Jackson, Erika Christensen, David Arquette, and Barbara Hershey for the USA Network and Lionsgate;[citation needed] the sci-fi action film Slipstream starring Sean Astin also for Lionsgate; the Anthony Hickox-directed action comedy Blast, starring Eddie Griffin and Breckin Meyer for Blockbuster and MGM/UA; the Sony/Screen Gems release Second in Command starring Jean-Claude Van Damme; The Hard Corps, also starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vivica A. Fox; the horror franchise sequels Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes and Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud starring Lance Henriksen for the Sci Fi Channel and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; and the family film Moondance Alexander, starring Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, and Kay Panabaker.[citation needed]

Most recently, Mr. Krevoy produced the hard-hitting action film Linewatch, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and the heart-warming true story Taking Chance starring Kevin Bacon, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was the most watched HBO original film in over five years - a film that Hollywood Reporter praised for breaking Hollywood's Iraq War losing streak.[1] Mr. Krevoy's latest, Hardwired, a sci-fi action thriller starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Val Kilmer, and Michael Ironside for Sony, was released direct to DVD. He is now in pre-production on the horror film Deadfall.[citation needed]

As of late, Mr. Krevoy has carved out a specialty niche in developing and producing English language remakes of successful foreign language films. The first foreign language remake for Mr. Krevoy was Jungle 2 Jungle which was based on the hit French comedy Un indien dans la ville (An Indian in the city). Currently Mr. Krevoy is in development on the remake of the successful Japanese film Yomigaeri for DreamWorks Studios, which is being written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Nicholson. Additionally, Mr. Krevoy is developing remakes of another Japanese hit, Departures, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Oscars and has earned $59,430,506 in Japan as of 31 March 2009, and The Cloud based on the German film Die Wolke which was based on the German novel Fall-Out by famous German author Gudrun Pausewang.

Mr. Krevoy remains very active in several major charities as well, including the Fisher House Foundation and the California State Summer School for the Arts, of which he sits on the Board of Directors. He is also a frequent guest speaker at various film festivals and seminars around the world, most recently serving on a panel dedicated to the business of English language remakes of Japanese films at the 2008 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2016 For Love and Honor Executive Producer
2016 Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted Executive Producer
2016 The Wedding March Executive Producer
2016 Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe Executive Producer
2016 Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud Executive Producer
2016 Flower Shop Mystery: Mum's the Word Executive Producer
2016 Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery Executive Producer
2016 The Saint Executive Producer
2015 Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas Producer
2015 A Christmas Melody Executive Producer
2015 A Christmas Detour Executive Producer
2015 Crown for Christmas Executive Producer
2015 Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Murder Mystery Executive Producer
2015 Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery Executive Producer
2014–2015 When Calls the Heart Executive Producer
2014 A Royal Christmas Executive Producer & Unit Production Manager
2014 Dumb and Dumber To Executive Producer
2013 The Christmas Spirit Executive Producer
2013 When Calls the Heart Executive Producer & Production Manager
2013 The Saint Executive Producer
2013 Flying Monkeys Producer
2013 Heebie Jeebies Producer
2013 The Sweeter Side of Life Executive Producer & Unit Production Manager
2012 The Package Producer
2012 Six Bullets Producer & Unit Production Manager
2012 TalhotBlond Executive Producer & Unit Production Manager
2012 One in the Chamber Producer
2012 Meeting Evil Producer
2011 A Princess for Christmas Executive Producer & Unit Production Manager
2011 Arena Producer
2011 William & Catherine: A Royal Romance Producer
2011 Assassination Games Producer
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Producer
2011 Ticking Clock Producer
2010 Witchville Producer
2010 Mothman Producer
2009 Hardwired Executive Producer
2009 Taking Chance Executive Producer
2008 Linewatch Producer
2007 Moondance Alexander Executive Producer
2007 Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud Producer
2006 Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes Producer
2006 The Hard Corps Producer
2006 Second in Command Producer
2005 Slipstream Producer
2004 Blast Producer
2004 Riding the Bullet Producer
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Executive Producer
2004 Dracula 3000 Producer
2003 Bugs Executive Producer
2003 Consequence Producer
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Producer
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal
(After School Special)
Producer
2003 Bookies Executive Producer
2002 Pavement Producer
2002 Borderline Producer
2002 Boat Trip Producer & Cameo
2002 Undisputed Producer
2002 Joe and Max Executive Producer & Producer
2001 The Breed Producer
2000 A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story Executive Producer
2000 A Rumor of Angels Executive Producer
2000 3 Strikes Executive Producer
1999 Annie Co-Producer
1999 Absence of the Good Producer
1999 The Suburbans Producer
1998 Route 9 Producer
1998 American Dragons (Double Edge) Producer
1998 Breakfast with Einstein Producer
1998 Music from Another Room Producer
1998 Overnight Delivery Producer
1998 Tactical Assault Producer
1997 The Curse of Inferno Producer
1997 True Heart Producer
1997 Best Men Producer
1997 Gang Related Producer
1997 The Locusts Producer
1997 The Corporate Ladder Producer
1997 Midnight Blue Producer
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Producer
1997 Behind Enemy Lines Producer
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Executive Producer
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja Producer
1997 Retroactive Producer
1996 The Glass Cage Producer
1996 Albino Alligator Producer
1996 The War at Home Producer
1996 Kingpin Producer
1996 If Lucy Fell Producer
1996 Bio-Dome Producer
1995 Johnny & Clyde Producer
1995 Soldier Boyz Producer
1995 Cover Me Producer
1995 The Desperate Trail Producer
1995 Till the End of the Night Producer
1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Producer
1995 Coldblooded Producer
1994 Dumb and Dumber Producer & Creative Consultant
1994 Every Breath Producer
1994 Threesome Producer
1993 Love, Cheat & Steal Producer
1993 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Producer
1993 Grey Knight Producer
1992 Ring of the Musketeers Producer
1992 Miracle Beach Producer
1992 Sketch Artist Producer
1992 Double Trouble Producer
1991 Driving Me Crazy Producer & Cameo
1991 Hangfire Producer & Cameo
1989 Back to Back Producer
1989 Ministry of Vengeance Producer
1989 Think Big Producer
1989 Memorial Valley Massacre Producer
1988 Purple People Eater Producer
1988 Dangerous Love Producer
1987 Sweet Revenge Executive Producer & Producer

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