Casey Silver (born Andrew Silver; May 5, 1955) is an American film executive and producer.
Former chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Pictures, Casey Silver began his career in the motion picture industry as a screenwriter. After serving as assistant to director Adrian Lyne on Flashdance, he became director of development and production for Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions, where he was instrumental in the development of the original Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun. Prior to joining Universal, he served as TriStar Picture's vice president of production, and was then promoted to senior vice president of production.
In his role at Universal, Silver was responsible for all divisions of Universal Pictures, including its production, marketing and distribution operations. He supervised all activities worldwide concerning Universal's partnerships with United International and domestic distribution activities through its partnership with October Films. Additionally, Silver oversaw Universal Studios Home Video, Universal Pictures Animation and Visual Effects and Universal Family & Home Entertainment Production, which include Universal Cartoon Studios.
During his tenure at Universal, the studio developed, produced and released the critically acclaimed films Schindler's List, Shakespeare in Love, Apollo 13, Casino, Babe, Jurassic Park, Out of Sight, Field of Dreams, Twelve Monkeys, In the Name of the Father, Do the Right Thing, Scent of a Woman, Born on the Fourth of July, Parenthood, Midnight Run, American Pie, and Gladiator. Silver started Casey Silver Productions in 1999. Among the feature films his company produced are Hidalgo, Ladder 49, Leatherheads and The Forbidden Kingdom.
Silver is executive producer on Netflix’s first original miniseries "Godless", a six-part cinematic event from Golden Globe nominated screenwriter and director Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Get Shorty). "Godless" will air on Netflix in 2017.
Silver is a founding member and CEO of the start-up Mindsight Media. Mosaic is the company’s first transmedia project executive produced by Silver. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Sharon Stone, Mosaic will air on HBO in 2017.
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