Donald Rosenfeld

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Donald Rosenfeld was the President of Merchant Ivory Productions from 1986 through 1998. Rosenfeld was the lead Producer on the major Merchant Ivory films created in what is now considered their Golden Decade. Along with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Rosenfeld created the cinematic masterpieces: Mr. & Mrs. Bridge; Howards End (8 Academy Award Nominations), and The Remains of the Day (9 Academy Award Nominations), among others. Rosenfeld was the youngest producer ever to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1992.

Life and work[edit]

From 1986 to 1998, Rosenfeld ran Merchant Ivory Productions, working for films including Slaves of New York to Surviving Picasso.

Rosenfeld has continued to produce major motion pictures, following his Merchant Ivory years. His films, Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day, as well as Forty Shades of Blue won the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival; and, The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick, won the top prize at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

In 2008, in partnership with Andreas Roald, he founded Sovereign Films, producing together Effie Gray (written by and starring two time Oscar winner, Emma Thompson); Cradle of Champions, and Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time.

He is a collector of contemporary art (primarily painting and photography) and resides in New York City.




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