Denise Di Novi
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|Denise Di Novi|
March 21, 1956|
Sherman Oaks, California, United States
|Occupation||Film producer, director|
Denise Di Novi (born March 21, 1956) is an American film producer and director.
When she was three years old, Di Novi and her family moved to Los Angeles from New York, where her father made music for the TV shows of Danny Thomas, Dick Van Dyke and Andy Griffith. In the late 1960s, the family moved to Toronto, Ontario.
Di Novi studied communications at Simmons College in Massachusetts, and received a degree in journalism. After working as a copy editor at the National Observer and staff writer for Canada AM, she became a reporter for Toronto's Citytv, but quit in 1980, taking a job as a unit publicist for Final Assignment. She became a principal in the Montreal-based production company Film Plan, acting in various production capacities on nine major studio releases, including Scanners and Videodrome. In 1983, Film Plan relocated to Los Angeles and merged with Arnold Kopelson's Film Packages.
Di Novi joined New World Pictures as Executive Vice President of production. She later shifted into an overall deal as an independent producer, producing Heathers starring Winona Ryder. Di Novi then headed Tim Burton Productions and was responsible for producing several films. She set up her own production company, Di Novi Pictures, in 1993, at Columbia Pictures. She then entered into a producing deal with Warner Brothers Pictures.
Di Novi has produced 35 films, including six from her partnership with Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cabin Boy, Ed Wood and James and the Giant Peach) and four films based on books by Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe and The Lucky One).
For four years, Di Novi was executive producer of The District, a CBS primetime series created by Terry George. Di Novi made her directorial debut on the 2017 thriller Unforgettable, for Warner Bros.
- Unforgettable (2017)
- Heathers (1988)
- Meet the Applegates (1990)
- Edward Scissorhands (1990)
- Batman Returns (1992) (producer)
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (producer)
- Cabin Boy (1994) (producer)
- Ed Wood (1994) (producer)
- Little Women (1994) (producer)
- James and the Giant Peach (1996) (producer)
- Almost Heroes (1998) (producer)
- Practical Magic (1998) (producer)
- Message in a Bottle (1999) (producer)
- The '70s (2000) (TV) (executive producer)
- The District (2000) (TV series) (executive producer)
- Happy Campers (2001) (producer)
- Original Sin (2001) (producer)
- A Walk to Remember (2002) (producer)
- Jo (2002) (TV) (producer)
- Hotel (2003) (TV) (executive producer)
- What a Girl Wants (2003) (producer)
- Eloise at the Plaza (2003) (TV) (executive producer)
- Eloise at Christmastime (2003) (TV) (executive producer)
- Catwoman (2004) (producer)
- Sudbury (2004) (TV) (executive producer)
- New York Minute (2004) (producer)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) (producer)
- Lucky You (2007) (producer)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) (producer)
- Nights in Rodanthe (2008) (producer)
- Ramona and Beezus (2010) (producer)
- Monte Carlo (2011) (producer)
- Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) (producer)
- The Lucky One (2012) (producer)
- You're Not You (2014) (producer)
- If I Stay (2014) (producer)
- The Best of Me (2014) (producer)
- Focus (2015) (producer)
- Danny Collins (2015) (executive producer)
- Beaches (2017) (TV) (executive producer)
- Unforgettable (2017) (producer, also director)
- McNary, Dave (June 22, 2015). "Producer Denise Di Novi to Direct Thriller 'Unforgettable'".