Caldecot Chubb

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Caldecot Chubb
Born 1950 (age 66–67)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Film producer

Caldecot Chubb (born 1950) is an American film producer[1] who has produced films such as Eve's Bayou,[1] Hoffa,[1] Unthinkable,[1] The Crow,[1] Dark Blue[1] and Pootie Tang.[1]

He also produced The Dinner,[1] written and directed by Oren Moverman, and starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall. The film premiered in competition at Berlinale in 2017, and was released by The Orchard. It is an adaptation of Herman Koch's Dutch novel Het Diner, a worldwide best-selling psychological thriller.

After successfully building a small business in New York publishing fine art photography, Cotty Chubb has worked in Los Angeles as a producer and senior production executive since the mid-1980s with stints at Pressman Film Corp. from 1988 to 1992, from 1994 to 2003 at Alphaville, and at Groundswell Productions in 2006–2007. Collectively in those sixteen years as an executive, he supervised the development and production of several dozen films besides his own. Presently, Chubb is a producer on his own account, working in a wide variety of financing and distribution environments, and in 2010, he branched out into managing writers and directors.

Besides The Dinner, Chubb has personally produced nine films, Unthinkable, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Sheen, and Carrie-Anne Moss, released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2010; Believe in Me, starring Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern and Heather Matarrazzo, released by IFC Films in 2007; Dark Blue starring Kurt Russell and directed by Ron Shelton (United Artists, 2003); Pootie Tang (Paramount, 2001), with Chris Rock; Eve's Bayou, Kasi Lemmons' debut picture, with Samuel L. Jackson; Hoffa, starring Jack Nicholson and directed by and co-starring Danny DeVito; Charles Burnett's much acclaimed To Sleep With Anger; Waiting for the Light with Shirley MacLaine and Teri Garr; and Cherry 2000, starring Melanie Griffith.

Between 2012 and 2014 Chubb was executive producer of five films: I Nostri Ragazzi, an Italian adaptation of the Koch novel, directed by Ivano De Matteo, which premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival; Het Diner, a Dutch adaptation of the Koch novel written and directed by Menno Meyjes (2012); Flying Home, an English-language film from Belgian writer-director Dominique DeRudddere starring Jamie Dornan (2012); and Parts Per Billion, by writer-director Brian Horiuchi, starring Frank Langella, Gena Rowlands, Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett, and Penn Badgely (2012).

Previously he was executive producer on Ed Harris's Appaloosa,[1] based on the Robert Parker novel, starring Ed Harris, Viggo Mortenson, Renée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons (WB/New Line, 2008); Michael Almereyda's "Tonight at Noon," starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lauren Ambrose, Connie Nielsen and Rutger Hauer; and Alex Proyas's The Crow, starring Brandon Lee, which Miramax released in 1994. He was associate producer on the Taviani brothers' Good Morning, Babylon.[1]

In television he was executive producer of five films: The National Tree[1] for Hallmark in 2009, Banshee (Oxygen Network, 2006), Everyday People[1] (HBO Films, 2004), Don't Look Back for HBO in 1996, and Avalanche for Fox in 1994; and was an executive producer of the four-hour mini-series Attila for Studios USA and the USA Network, which aired 2001.

While continuing his movie and television work, in 2011 he partnered with Ron Martinez, founder and CEO of Invention Arts LLC, to create Aerbook, a digital publishing environment for authors and creators to make, publish and share media-rich, optionally interactive ebooks and apps designed for the fast-growing tablet marketplace. The company pivoted to enabling digital commerce in media-rich streams and was sold to Ingram Content Group in 2015.

From 1999 to 2010, Chubb was the Executive Director of the Eggleston Artistic Trust, managing the career and business of the distinguished American artist and photographer, William Eggleston. In 2008 he produced "William Eggleston’s ‘Stranded in Canton,’" a documentary created by Robert Gordon from Eggleston’s videotapes originally shot in 1973.

In addition, Chubb has taught producing as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2015 and in 2017 at the American Film Institute Conservatory.

Chubb is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in the Producer Branch. He is married with two daughters.


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